The Sahariya

Recognised as Scheduled Tribes by the Government of India, the Sahariya are socially and economically marginalised and depend on wide range of activities to earn a living. The idea of this project is to have an intervention that compliments their livelihood basket by adding a new source without affecting their current lifestyle. The Sahariya are mostly dependent on their natural surrounding as they still continue to use locally available materials to build homes and artefacts. Being expert forest dwellers, most of the Sahariay are well versed with local vegetation and the various ways in which to use them. The forest remains to be an essential source of livelihood to the community.