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Virtual Modagoodē. Virtual Museum

The “ Virtual Modha Goodē ”  is an attempt made to create a virtual museum and would like to accommodate lots of parameters that will facilitate visitors across the globe. Virtual Museum Visitors will now get to know the location of the artifact  as the mapping of the artifact to the location of the artifact will be done as a value addition to the Virtual Modagoodē. This helps researchers in reaching out to their interested articles and gain information

Modha Goode

“Modha Goodē” is a kodava word for a museum .

      In kodagu we find a lot of collectors holding artifacts inherited from their elders and also found in the attics.

The Modha Goodē” in this portal now lists out many of the artifacts from Kodagu and is  covering different parameters.

Virtual Modha Goode

The “Virtual Modha Goode”  is an attempt made to create a virtual museum and would like to accommodate lots of parameters that will facilitate visitors across the globe. Virtual Museum Visitors will now get to know the location of the artifact  as the mapping of the artifact to the location of the artifact will be done as a value addition to the Virtual Modagoodē. This helps researchers in reaching out to their interested article Physically .

Virtual modha goode will now also list our eminent people who possessed these artifacts and its importance in their life. Virtual Modagoodē will now be good platform for a few elderly people to express their experience on the artifact. We intend to record their voices and display the same in the virtual museum if possible with the video clipping of the usage

Visitor will be now informed on many more parameters as space is not a constraint. The probable period of usage, the probable reason of extinct,  etc etc..

Team

Concept

Gummattira Kishoo uthappa

Article Collection

Adengada Rajesh

Compiled by

Gummattira Aaira Dechamma

Photography

Kunjiyanda Machaiah

Achandira Kushalappa

Contents

Mookonda Nithin Kushalappa 

Alphabetically 

A

  • Aal Potti
    • Cupboard 
  • Aare Changole
    • Chain like structure which is worn upon the Chele when men wear white Kupya.
  • Agistike
    • Burning  Ambers.
  • Achi koll
    • used to fill gunpowder to rifles
  • Adike Kattari
    • Nippers to Cut Areca nuts
  • Adaph
    • Shoulder Bag
  • Adoori
    • Cloth tied to cover the udder of the cow to prevent the calf from sucking the milk.
  • Adcha
    • Type of trap to catch wild Animals.
  • Akki Pittari  /  Akki Potti
    • Box made of wood to store Rice
  • Akki Batti
    • Basket made of Bamboo or cane or Reed and usually its smeared with Cow dung for durability.
  • Akki Komme
    • Large Basket  with Lid made of Bamboo or cane or Reed and usually smeared with Cow dung for durability
  • Ambali chatuwa
    • ladle used to make porridge
  • Ambthotti
    • Quiver
  • Ambh Bill
    • Bow
  • Andkode
    • Umbrella like Item made of Palm leaf held over an Idol carried during the procession in the temple.
  • Andhol
    • Palanquin type item made of wood or cane to carry the hero or a noble man.
  • Arpa kall
    • grinding stone
  • Avlaki oleke
    • baton for preparing flat rice

B

  • Baal charate (Kaikane )
    • ladle made of coconut shell and bamboo 
  • Batti
    • Basket / large Pan made of Bamboo or cane or Reed and usually its smeared with Cow dung for durability
  • Balnji
    • Large semi – spherical basket like enclosure made from bamboo strips woven with open spaces.
  • Beejo Kall  /  Beejwa kall
    • Stone grinder 
  • Biraali potti
    • Storage unit for clothes made of cane 
  • Bolcha 
    • lamp 
      • Mann Bolcha
        • Lamp Made of Mud / Clay
      • Kall Bolcha
        • Lamp Made of  stone
      • Thook Bolcha
        • Hanging lamp made of Bronze / Brass
      • Thaliyathakki bolcha
        • A silver or bell metal plate with a layer of rice with a small mud or brass oil lamp lit with wicks betel leaves – betel nut
      • Kuth Bolcha
        • Standing lamp made Bronze, Brass or even steel now a days
      • Ceemanne  /  Thiri Bolcha
        • Lamp used with kerosene oil during nights
  • Bolcha parr
    • lamp holder
  • Bolle kall kutuwa
    • Used to store toddy

C

  • Chandukha
    • storage unit made of wood vessel vessel made out of mud vessel made out of Iron Jwellery storage unit
  • Chatti
  • Chele
    • Chele is a waist band to secure the kupya worn by Kodava men.
  • Cheppu
    • Jwellery storage unit
  • Cholle
    • small conical cup made from leaf
  • Chowri
    • False hair
  • Chowri
    • Fly Whisk

D

E

  • Eli kathari
    • Mouse trap
  • Enne charak
    • Used to heat hair oil (usually for brides and pregnant women)

G

K

  • Kaachankal mooppe
    • unit to store liquor made of mud or dry bottle guard
  • Kadawoo
    • wooden slippers
  • Kadthale
  • Kaikane
    •  Ladle
  • Kaikane Neele 
    •  Ladle rack
  • Kaiko0l
    • stick used for neutralizing a bull
  • Kall kaatchwa kudi
    • used to make liquor
  • kall mana
    • unit of measure (weight) 
  • Kanjikala
    • storage unit for rice porridge 
  • Kark poda
    • fish trap 
  • Kathi nale
    • knife/dagger/sword hanger 
  • Kathi
    • Odi kathi 
      • sword used by kodava during warfare
    • Peeche kathi
      • Knife used by kodava men while wearing a kupya with chele 
    • Pule kathi
      • knife used to collect leaves from tall trees and cutting bamboo 
    • Pill kathi
      • used to cut paddy and grass
    • Aamb kathi
      • used for kailpodh festival / used by women during warfare
  • Kattole
    • Kattole is referred to door frame. A rectangular frame into which a door is fitted.
  • Kindi
    • A small metal pot or vessel with a narrow spout.
  • Kodiyaale kutt
    • mortar and pestle specially used for Bettle leaves
  • Kokoriya
    • large wooden ladle
  • Komme
    • grocery storage unit made of cane used to keep otti, rice etc
  • Kool chibbi
    • rice strainer 
  • Kooparr
    • wodden plate used to strain rice while cooking
  • Koramb
    • unit to store fish catch
  • Koramba Kode / Kori kode
    • umbrella like item placed on one’s head to protect against rain; and were commonly used in the ancient days.
  • Kudke
    • cooling mud pot 
  • Kull kudike
    • unit of storage for small rice
  • Kumbala komme
    • Storage unit in shape of pumpkin, made of cane 
  • Kuthi
    • Container made from hollowed bamboo
  • Kotta
    1. Kuri kotta
      • used to carry kuri ( basma ) ( Vibhuthi )
    2. Chand kota
      • used to carry sandal wood paste 
    3. Bandha / Sambrani kotta
      • used to carry dhuppa ( Resin powder ) 
    4. Chill kotta
      • used to carry gun powder and pellets.
  • Kupaya
    • Kodava man’s traditional formal attire
  • Kuri mukali
    • tristool used at wedding for the bride & the bridegroom

M

  • Maalmatta poti
    • jewellery box made of bamboo/cane
  • Maana
    • unit of measure (2 paawu)
  • Mambata
    • vessel for pregnant women to eat rice
  • Mamblocha
    • earthen lamp
  • Mande Thuni
    • Mande-tuni is a gilted turban
  • Mandh koll
    • stirrer for curd, used to fill gunpowder to rifles
  • Mangaruva
    • earthen pot
  • Mathh
    • sword used for firewood
  • Methe  (Thalmethe)
    • Pillow
  • Mimbaal
    • knife used for specially for cleaning fish ( Sometimes for other meat too )
  • Morekuthi
    • butter churner

N

  • Naengi uyyapaar
    • used to loosen mud
  • Nalekerr
    • Rope to tie the cradle
  • Noga
    • a thick stick put on top of the bulls neck to navigate them during irrigation period
  • Nooputt ora
    • equipment made out of wood to make string rice hoppers (nooput)

O

  • Oleke
    • baton/wooden rod for separating the husk from the rice
  • Ole
    • Fireplace

P

  • Paani kall
    • unit of measure (weight)
  • Paath mora
    • sieve used to separate paddy and husk
  • Paav kall
    • unit of measure (weight) 
  • Pandi dhoni
    • Vessel to feed pigs
  • Panemgathi
    • used to retrieve toddy 
  • Pare
    • unit of measure (10 serr)
  • Pombala potti
    • jewellery box made of bamboo/cane in two layers
  • Pondhaya chanduka
    • wooden box used to store valuables like jewels and money
  • Pondhi
    • fire ball or firing the gun or in a bow and arrow
  • Pooliya
    • Pooliya is a small reed basket that is filled with rice, jaggery, coconut, betel leaves and milk in a small spouted pot (kindi) by Koravakarthi i.e. a responsible lady who oversees the affairs of the family.
  • Puthari kuthi
    • article used during puthari
  • Puthari pache
    • basket used during puthari season / used to store fresh paddy

S

  • Sekala/ chekala
    • Vessel used to bake with steam 
  • Seerr
    • unit of measure

T

  • Thaliya
    • Plate
  • Thaye bollaange
    • land leveller
  • Thennkala
    • vessel to breed honey bees (hive)
  • Thokk
    • Thiri thokk
    • Kepp thokk
      • muzzel loading gun
    • Jood kolo thokk
      • double barrel gun
  • Thombda

    • a round pad made from soft material, placed on the head to cushion the load while carrying heavy loads on head
  • Thodang
    • it is worn by the bridegroom on his wedding which is made of silver.
  • Thoorathand
    • walking stick
  • Thott 
    • cradle
  • Thookathra kall
    • weights to weigh anything
  • Thuliya
    • paddy storage unit made of cane 
  • Thupp kolaambi
    • spittoon 
  • Thoorathra Thate
    • plate made of cane

U

  • Udhi
    • rope used for hanging butter/ butter pot holder unit to store cardamom cow bells
  • Ubbandi
    • Ubbandi refers to two flat wooden or stone structures with uniform openings through which wooden/bamboo poles are slid

V

  • Vanali
    • vessel to sieve rice 
  • Vastra or Mande thuni (Headdress)
    • Gilted turban

Y

  • Yeela jaradi
    • apparatus used to separate cardamom and its flower
  • Yala kuke
    • unit to store cardamom
  • Yeth thate
    • cow bells
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