When In Meghalaya, Head To Aminda Rangsa Art Village Where Wood & Stone Carvings Come Alive

This quaint hamlet shows where tradition meets innovation against the backdrop of natural beauty

by Tejashee Kashyap
When In Meghalaya, Head To Aminda Rangsa Art Village Where Wood & Stone Carvings Come Alive

Nestled amidst the lush greenery of the West Garo Hills in Meghalaya, India, lies the enchanting Aminda Rangsa Art Village. This quaint hamlet shows where tradition meets innovation against the backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty. With its rich history, vibrant art scene, and deep-rooted connection to the land, this art village needs to be on your bucket list.

Nature’s Bounty Through Art

Surrounded by lush forests, rolling hills, and pristine waterfalls, this art village is a paradise for nature lovers. Aminda Rangsare is becoming well-known among fans of sculpture and art.

The village’s most well-known artist, Handum Marak, is renowned for his wood and stone carvings. Marak honours the rich traditions and elements of Garo culture in his installations. Everywhere you turn in this community, you’ll come across a unique work of exquisite craftsmanship. They are mainly made from readily available, regional resources. This creative tour offers much to see, from intricate statuary and abstract representations to celebrations of the local wildlife. You will also have the opportunity to admire the Garo huts, which are constructed of cane and wood and are renowned for their charmingly basic design.

There are parks and areas with art pieces all over the world. But few are as tranquil and as remote as this settlement, which is about an hour’s drive from Tura town.

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Community Spirit At Aminda Rangsa

With less than 200 residents, the community is one of the cleanest and most industrious in the area. In addition to delighting art enthusiasts, Aminda Rangsa offers a superb illustration of a sustainable way of life.  The use of traditional construction and living methods makes it a must-visit location for the modern, environmentally-concerned traveller.

The village’s serene surroundings provide the perfect inspiration for artists, who draw upon the beauty of their surroundings to create stunning works of art. Visitors can explore the nearby wilderness through guided treks and nature walks, immersing themselves in the sights and sounds of the Garo Hills. Traditional crafts such as weaving, pottery, and bamboo craftsmanship are integral to the village’s identity, with artisans honing their skills through years of practice and dedication. Visitors to the village can immerse themselves in this rich artistic tradition.

Aminda Rangsa Art Village is a tranquil oasis that reminds us of the importance of preserving our cultural heritage and living in harmony with nature. So, when are you heading here?

Cover image credits: Website/Meghalaya Tourism