SEED CALENDAR 2020

Our collective journey of understanding seeds and expressing about it began more than half a decade ago. Since then, our expressions around it has taken many forms like organic farming, land arts, seed bands, seed papers, etc. This journey saw the launching of seed calendars last year; a medium that keeps one engaged with seeds for more than a year, right from knowing, to sowing, to growing, to consuming.

This year too we are back so that we can keep ourselves consciously engaged with “seeds” whole year long through these calendars. There are four types of calendars this time with different kitchen garden seeds for every calendar page. Also check out the special one, Rui, which is about building cloth literacy & understanding real cost of clothing.

We all here at Gram Art Project & Beejpaatra studio are finally happy to share with you our seed calendars 2020 & invite you to join in this year-long journey with us…. 🙂



RUI
Seed Calendar 2020 – sow, grow & consume.

रुई, कपडा और सम्मान! (Seed, Clothing & Stature!)
– a seed calendar to build our cloth-literacy
“रोटी, कपडा और मकान”, i.e., Food, Clothing & Shelter are the basic human needs. But today, the irony of our society is such that those who are fulfilling these basic needs of others, are themselves being deprived of their basic rights. This is more so true for those involved in the cloth making process.
Cotton growers, the primary raw-material producers of our clothings, are no more in control of the रुई, the cotton seed, that they sow. Cotton cloth has become a luxury which neither these growers, nor the spinners & weavers in the cloth-making process can afford. & we have robbed them of their dignified stature to an extent that they’d rather starve themselves to make sure their next generation finds a place in any other profession than their’s…
“Seed, Clothing & Stature” hopes to bring to our notice the costs that are being paid to clothe our society & how do we move forward from here, some possible solutions…
Size: 14 x 10.5 cm
Pages: 12+1
Type: Desk
Seeds: Amaranthus, Roselle, Purslane, Spinach, Bottle Gourd, Tomato, Indigenous Cotton, Onion, Chilli, Okra, Coriander, Amaranth, Brinjal
Material:
waste paper, waste cloth, organic cotton, turmeric
Technique: Handmade (including calendaring, cutting & printing)


DARSHIKA 01
Seed Calendar 2020 – sow, grow & consume.

Size: 10 x 16 cm
Pages: 6+1
Type: Desk
Seeds: Amaranthus, Roselle, Purslane, Spinach, Bottle Gourd, Tomato, Indigenous Cotton
Material: waste paper, waste cloth, organic cotton, turmeric
Technique: Handmade (including calendaring, cutting & printing)


DARSHIKA 02
Seed Calendar 2020 – sow, grow & consume.

Size: 14 x 8 cm
Pages: 6+1
Type: Desk
Seeds: Amaranthus, Roselle, Purslane, Spinach, Bottle Gourd, Tomato, Indigenous Cotton
Material: waste paper, waste cloth, organic cotton, turmeric
Technique: Handmade (including calendaring, cutting & printing)


HANGING
Seed Calendar 2020 – sow, grow & consume.

Size: 14 x 8 cm
Pages: 6+1
Type: Hanging
Seeds: Amaranthus, Purslane, Spinach, Coriander, Amaranth, Tomato, Chilli
Material: waste paper, waste cloth, organic cotton, turmeric
Technique: Handmade (including calendaring, cutting & printing)


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