Aakar – A Storytelling Puzzle

Aakar – A Storytelling Puzzle

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‘Aakar’ means
the shape of an object, a person, or an area; the form or pattern of an
outline.

During prehistoric times cave-dwelling humans used signs,
sounds and drawings on rocks to tell their tales, which were about rituals
and huntings. Storytelling is central to human existence. It involves an
exchange between the teller and the listener. Just as the brain detects
patterns in the visual forms of nature  a face, a figure, a flower 
and in sound, so too it detects patterns in information. Stories are
recognizable patterns, and in those patterns we find
meaning.

The history of cave paintings in India or rock art ranges from the
drawings and paintings of prehistoric times, beginning from around 30,000 BCE
in the Bhimbetka rock shelters of Central India, to the rock-cut
artificial caves at Ajanta and Ellora. India is also known for its tribal art
forms  Warli and Bhil art, Saura and Gond art,
kavad art, etc. Aakar is inspired by these Indian art
forms.

It’s interesting to see how our prehistoric ancestors used to
communicate with geometric shapes and how in present times, we have moved to
interact with emojis and icons, which are readily related to geometric
shapes!

    Contains

    50 wooden pieces and 1 activity booklet

    Size

    28 cm x 18.5 cm x 8 cm

    Safety
    recommendations
    Note: Small parts! Please ensure adult
    supervision at all times.
    AGE GUIDANCE

    5 years and above

    MATERIALS

    Wood, paper and cardboard

    CARE INSTRUCTIONS
    €¢ Never soak or immerse a wooden toy in water, as it might
    swell, change shape
    and lose the colours
    €¢ Use a cloth and warm water to wipe your wooden toys, then air
    dry, or wipe
    with a dry cloth for basic cleaning
    €¢ To avoid mould, please store wooden toys in a dry place, free
    of humidity. If
    the toy is exposed to humidity, air it out in a dry
    place
    €¢ Do not expose wooden parts to direct sunlight as cracks may
    occur
    €¢ Do not use harsh chemical products when cleaning, as it
    may
    lead to colour fading
    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

    India

    ABOUT THE BRAND

    Hands to Mind presents Maniams, where toys are made by
    integrating the different skills of Indian artisans so that each piece is
    unique. Maniams toys are suitable for every child including specially-abled
    children and are a comfortable fit for the Montessori and Waldorf system of
    education as well. 

    Weight 0.25 kg

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