Floating life of tribals!

A small glimpse of the backwaters of Kerala is this beautifully crafted wrought iron tribal Kerala boat. When kept as part of your antique collection, this is a gentle reminder of the humble lives many people live on a daily basis. Who doesn’t need a reminder of humility? 

The sculpture is the ideal gift for any rowing devotee.

Material: Wrought Iron

Dimension: 4 x 18 x 4 inch 

Weight: 1 KG

You would love to know this piece of art is 

+ Authentic Indian tribal art, purely handcrafted.
+ Eco-friendly and made of 100% natural products. 
+ Made with lead-free and non-toxic materials.

Caring instructions: Wipe with a dry cloth. A soft-bristled brush can also be used to clean the fine crevices.
Roomantique guarantee: Our crafts last a lifetime.  
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Life on water

When an tribe wants to travel to civilization to fetch medical aid or domestic tools or ration, he does part of his journey from the forest on foot, and part of it on a bamboo boat called ‘dongi’. These boats are made by the tribal folk and are extremely useful for crossing rivers and streams. However, the use of boats for daily commute is not only limited to the Bastar region but is common among other Indian tribes as well. One such tribe lives in the southern tip of India in a state called Kerala. A major part of the lives of people living in the backwaters of Kerala is daily commutes on wooden boats. You will see vegetable vendors, florists selling on boats, there are moving boat dispensaries, and fish markets on boats among other things. This folk lives their lives on the water and on boats. The annual boat race in the month of August is a global tourist attraction in Kerala where large wooden boats are rowed by hundreds of men.

The much acclaimed “Wrought Iron Craft of Bastar” comes from the Bastar region - the place that’s known for its craftsmanship and original wrought iron process around the world. In fact, this specific process has been protected under the Geographical Indication (GI) of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). Bastar is a hub of skilled ironsmiths who have made a living from following this traditional wrought iron techniques from their ancestral origins. Our artisans belong to Gondi and Maria - the two communities that are particularly well-versed with iron-crafting.