Size – 24 by 36 inches
Medium – Oil on Linen
About – Double Decker Living Root bridge of Meghalaya
The living root bridges or jing kieng jri are found in Meghalaya. Built over centuries by the Khasi and Jaintia tribes by weaving the roots of the Indian rubber (Ficus elastica) tree into suspension bridges over rivers. These sturdy bridges span between 15 and 250 feet and could take as long as 10 to 15 years to gain the perfect shape. Most of them have a single span but some have more than one, such as the famous Umshiang Double-Decker Root Bridge.
These structural ecosystems have performed in extreme climatic conditions for centuries, and encapsulate a profound harmony between humans and nature. Facilitating connectivity and disaster resilience in more than 72 remote villages
Each Living Root Structure reveals a distinct ethno-botanical journey rooted in profound culture- nature reciprocity and synthesis. The intergenerational growth process of nurturing a sapling into a robust load-bearing structure in extreme climate and geography reveals exceptional enterprise and skill, suggesting a masterpiece of human creative genius.
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