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Kokedama Making Workshop With Isha Shah

Kokedama Making Workshop

Kokedama Making Workshop: Kokedama is a ball of soil, covered with moss, on which an ornamental plant grows. The idea has its origins in Japan, where it is a combination of the nearai bonsai and kusamono planting styles. To encourage the circle members to plant more trees and bring them closer to nature, Rajasthan Studio curated a Kokedama Making Workshop and invited Isha Shah, who is a nature lover herself. She completed her masters in Pharmacy and always dreamt of planting more trees and making our planet greener. To support this thought she also started her venture “Mother Nature”.

The Kokedama Making Workshop Began

Isha began by explaining the term Kokedama to our attendees. She introduced them to the essential materials required to make Kokedama, like Sphagnum moss, Perlite and Vermicompost. Next, Isha mixed all the materials and formed a ball out of it. Eventually she showed the most difficult part which was to wrap this ball of mixture with a jute rope in a zigzag pattern. The 25 nature loving participants bombarded Isha with several queries regarding the kind of plants which can be used. Isha answered all their queries and explained about the different kinds of plants most suitable for Kokedama. 

Towards The End Of The Workshop

Isha motivated the attendees to try Kokedama making. The participants attentively listened to her and also took notes. Isha also shared some useful manuring and watering tips. Towards the end of the experience, Isha also displayed various Kokedama arrangements using the hanging technique, dagwood and different other Kokedama accessories that could be used for beautification.

The attendees were from different parts of the country and belonged to different age groups but their love for art brought them together on a single platform. Rooftop as always was successful in connecting artists and curating a magical and positive vibe together.

On this note, here’s us signing off untill next time!

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