Tamilnadu - Toda Houses
The unique Toda houses are native to the state of Tamil Nadu. These are curious looking, rectangular houses with bent archway roofs that reach down to the ground. They are built with bamboo and fastened with rattan (a kind of wicker) to help protect the inhabitants from heavy winds, rainfall and wild animals. The front of the Toda houses are decorated with Toda art form, a rock mural painting. These houses are centuries old and are mainly used by tribes living in the Nilgiris region in Tamilnadu. With India modernizing at a very rapid pace, you will rarely find Toda houses in the State.
With this DIY Origami Kit, you could teach your children about the fading Toda houses while they color into the lines of the picture and patiently assemble the house together, getting them to engage with crafty handiwork while learning about the history of the Toda house. This activity will not only enhance your child’s awareness about environmental sustainability and critical thinking, but it will also stimulate creative thinking and encourage them to use their hands and create something memorable. And, maybe next time you take them on a trip to the state of Tamilnadu, they might be able to point out a Toda house,.
Material: 100% Eco Friendly. No plastics used
Age Group: 7 years +
Dimension: 19.5×24 cm
Package Inclusions: A colouring template and a facts sheet about the vernacular architecture of Tamilnadu.