Tying up with Todas to keep the virus at bay

News:The Todas Artisans from the Nilgiris are producing masks with exquisite embroidery for the Health Care workers to fight against Coronavirus pandemic.


  • The Todas are the tribal pastoral people who live in the Nilgiri Hills of southern India.
  • They speak a Dravidian language but their language has no written form and for the most part is not understood by non-Toda.
  • They are included in the list of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG’s).
  • The Toda Embroidery is called as pohor.It is made exclusively by their women.
  • The embroidery has also got a Geographical Indications (GI) Tag.