CHABUTARO -Traditional Bird Feeder Walled City of Ahmedabad
A visitor to a pol invariably finds a chabutaro – a bird feeder raised in the chowk. It is a manifestation of the Human compassion for birds by the people of Ahmedabad.
Chabutaro – a stone or wooden tower with artistic canopy over it constructed to feed birds – is a salient feature of the ambience of any pol in Ahmedabad. There are nearly 120 of them. Many are in
a dilapidated condition and need to be restored for their heritage value.
The architecture of a chabutaro is different from the rest because it contains intricate carvings and unique interlocking system of construction.
This is the first in a series of “Postcards from CHABUTARO” - Traditional Bird Feeder the Walled City of Ahmedabad, brought out on the occasion of “Ahmedabad Heritage Festival” Celebrating World Heritage Week in India.19th - 25th November, 2009.
Pencil Art by Anil Shrimali, Artist Concept & Conceived by Nilesh Dave, Creative co-founder & Graphic Designer
City Heritage Collection, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA
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