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Sustainable design in craft revival and livelihood: case study of the kottan, the traditional basketry of Chettinad

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Author(s): Ramaswamy Visalakshi

Journal: Cultura Visual
ISSN 1516-893X

Volume: 14;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 89;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Design sustentável | artesanato | empoderamento | cestaria de Kottan | India | Sustainable design | craft | empowerment | Kottan basketry

ABSTRACT
Este estudo apresenta o uso e a prática de design responsável na revitalização e conservação, bem como os impactos e empoderamento das mulheres em uma vila, tomando por base o estudo da arte da cestaria de “Kottan”, em Chettinad, região sudeste de Tamil Nadu, na Índia.This paper presents the use of responsible and practical design in craft revival and conservation, its societal impact and empowerment of the village woman, taking for study the art of Kottan basketry in the Chettinad, region of Southern Tamil Nadu, India.
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