Assam – Ikra houses
Ikra houses are native to the state of Assam. Assam is situated in India’s north-eastern belt, a region that is highly prone to natural disasters and traditional houses were built to withstand earthquakes and floods. These houses are built with light materials like bamboo, ikra (a tall, slender-leaved plant), wood which prove to be very effective in times of calamities. But due to the fast urbanization of India, these houses are now rarely spotted in Assam.
With this DIY Origami Kit, you could teach your children about the fading Ikra 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 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 beautiful. And, maybe next time when you take them on a trip to the state of Assam, they might be able to point out an Ikra house to you.
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 Assam.
Care Instructions: Adult supervision needed as the kit contains small parts and to read from the facts sheet.