A photo-walk to document the historic monument and metalcraft community was organised on 19 December 2020 in Pune with two Marathi Wikimedians.
The images add value to the articles. The details of the monuments are necessary for reading between the lines of history. Many hidden facts could be explored through capturing the minute parts of any structure. Shaniwar Wada in Pune is such historic monument chosen for photo-walk. It is very urgent to preserve and document the traditional craft communities across India. The copper-craft is such unique tradition in Pune. The skills and techniques involved in the process are documented in this photo-walk.
- To document the details of historic monument
- To document the traditional Copper-craft process
- Tito Dutta
- Subodh Kulkarni
- Date : 19 December 2020
- Time : 11am to 4pm
- Place : Pune, Maharashtra, India
- Venue : Shaniwar Wada & Tambat Ali
- Participants : 2
- आर्या जोशी
- कल्याणी कोतकर
The categories related to the two places were studied in the beginning. The historic place Shaniwar Wada has many images on the Commons. Therefore some missing details of the images and parts of the monument were identified. Then the pictures were taken in the next one hour. The next place was "Tambat Aali", means lane of traditional families involved in copper-craft. This metal work involves variety of skills and traditional techniques. In this one hour photo-walk we interacted with the persons working on the job as well as senior craftsmen to understand the process. Images of different works were captured by the Wikimedians.
After this photo-walk, the images were sorted and renamed. This session on categorisation and uploading continued for next two hours.