INDIA: BOOKS or WHIRL TOY

BOOK MAKING

 

Did you know ancient books in India were made from palm leaves?  Did you know Buddhist monks carried these early books across Asia in their coat sleeves?  Explore the ancient history and importance of palm leaf books, along with a look at contemporary life in India.  Create a multi-paged book to keep as a journal, or for writing and illustrating your own story later.

Best for participants 6 and older.

70-90 minutes, some preparation required.


WHIRL TOY-PUPPET
This is one of the oldest toys known and made around the world by humans--the perfect blend of science, physics, and art!  The originals are made throughout Asia and the Americas using just string and cut palm leaves.  Our whirling doll-puppet's arms and legs flail and do the happy dance propelled only with your hands and centrifugal force!

Best for participants 8 and older.

70-90 minutes, some materials may be required.

See also INDIA: RANGOLI workshop

BUILD A SERIES WITH:
Books & Journals

Fantastic Trash

Indonesia

India: Rangoli

Rice: Food & Folk Art

Papermaking






 

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