Item Code : DM - 3 -032
Item Name : Dress Material
Colors : Single combination as shown
Dimns / Size : 7.5mtr
Description : Block printed dress materials for ladies
Price : Rs. 480.00
Savara is a scheduled tribe found in the picturesque Palakonda hill ranges - Eastern Ghats of Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts of Andhra Pradesh. In Andhra Pradesh, the Savaras account for about 5.96% of its total tribal population. They occupy a continuous belt in the Vizianagaram and the Srikakulam districts bordering the Orissa State. The most significant feature of the social organization of the Savara of Andhra Pradesh is the absence of Clan organization. For all practical social purposes such as marriage, the group having a common surname is exogamous.
Their literacy level is fairly good as compared to other tribes found in Andhra Pradesh. The Savaras usually live in exclusive settlements of their own. They build their settlements on hill slopes and near hill streams to facilitate easy access to shifting cultivation and terrace fields, and for fetching water. Savaras speak Savara language which belongs to Kol Munda Group of Austro-Asiatic family of language.
The Savara subsist on agriculture. Savara agriculture consists of ‘Podu’ or shifting cultivation and terrace cultivation on hill slopes besides dry and wet farming. The implements are manufactured mostly by using indigenous techniques and locally available materials. Forest Labor, collection and sale of Non-timber Forest Produce and fishing are the important subsidiary occupations. Similar to Most of the primitive societies, group cohesion and intra tribal solidarity is maintained among Savaras through social control institutions decreed by tradition.
There are three grades in the traditional leadership in social precedence i.e. the ‘Gamang’, the ‘Boya’ and the ‘Parja’. The Gamang is the civil head of the village. The Boya is the religious head. Savaras consider a Gamang to be rich with lands and other property. ‘Desari’ another religious functionary of Savara attends for fixing up of auspicious days for the performance of both social and religious ceremonies. ‘Kudang’ is also a religious functionary who recites hymns and conducts social and religious ceremonies. The festivals of first eating of crops, propitiation of the deities and ancestral spirits, a name giving ceremony are some of the ritual functions at which ‘Kudang’ recites hymns, conducts the rituals and offers sacrifices. He chants hymns while playing on a musical instrument called ‘Dambung rai’.
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