Straw Art

Rice straw art – from the rice bowl!

It had been a while since we ventured out to get a glimpse of local art and crafts and today being a Sunday, we took off to a nearby village called Mungadih. The villages of Chhattisgarh (also known as the rice bowl of India) are simple, clean, green and blessed with medicinal plants/herbs. Interestingly they have names which are symbolic of either water bodies, local deities or a medicinal herb found locally. Mungadih, too has its name after drumsticks! Colloquially, munga refers to drumstick and dih refers to a small hill. So, this village is famous for drumstick farming atop