Unravelling the story of Goa's vanishing art of design thinking 

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In a quest to explore the rich heritage and wisdom of Goa's indigenous Kunbi tribe, edInbox senior correspondent, Nibedita Sen had the privilege of interviewing Clarice Vaz, a talented artist who has dedicated her work to preserving and showcasing the cultural essence of this vanishing community.

With a focus on education and sustainable living, Clarice's insights shed light on the invaluable knowledge and practices of the Kunbi people.

The Cultural Tapestry of Kunbi Weaves

Clarice's journey into the world of Kunbi artistry began with a deep appreciation for the intricate weaves and motifs adorning the Kunbi sarees. Her exploration led her to recognize the symbolic meanings behind the weaving patterns, reflecting harmony, unity, and the agricultural roots of the Kunbi community.

Educational Insights from Indigenous Wisdom

Through her research and interaction with the Kunbi tribe, Clarice delves into the educational aspects embedded in their traditional practices. The Kunbi's sustainable farming methods, knowledge of biodiversity, and deep connection to the land offer invaluable lessons in environmental education and holistic living.

Challenges and Revival Efforts

As Clarice delves deeper into the Kunbi heritage, she unveils the challenges faced by this marginalized community, from historical marginalization to modern-day threats from corporate influences and climate change. However, amidst these challenges, there is a glimmer of hope as initiatives to revive hand-woven textiles and traditional practices gain momentum.

Empowering Communities Through Art and Education

Clarice's artistic endeavors not only capture the beauty of Kunbi weaves but also serve as a platform to educate and raise awareness about indigenous wisdom, sustainable living, and the importance of preserving heritage seeds. Her exhibitions and outreach efforts aim to empower communities and instill a sense of pride in their cultural heritage.

Clarice's insights urge us to reevaluate our approach to education, sustainability, and cultural preservation. Her journey as a Kunbi artist intertwines art, education, and cultural preservation, offering valuable lessons for society at large. 

By embracing indigenous wisdom, supporting local artisans, and adopting eco-friendly practices, we can pave the way for a more harmonious and sustainable future.Through her passion and dedication, she reminds us of the profound wisdom embedded in indigenous communities and the urgent need to safeguard our heritage for generations to come.