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Dheki
Dheki is a leg-driven mechanical device used for making raw rice from paddy. The lever-based organic machine is a symbol of good wealth in a traditional family. However, the advent of electrical machinery to mass produce rice causes the unique instrument to slowly disappear from household, making the sound also dying from the environment.
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Woods
In remote Indian forests bamboo-branches come into friction with one another by the wind, resulting in discreet cracking sound which has a natural rhythm and musical texture. The recent deforestation and industrialization of greener landscape makes the sound slowly extinct.
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Fire
In the indigenous cultures of tribal populace in India food is cooked by raw fire. Dry woods are collected from forests and burned to make the cooking. The traditional household is symbolized with wooden fire and sound of cooking. But gradually the usage of gas stoves and other ways of fire is on the rise with the development of lifestyle. The sound of fire with dry woods is a rarity in contemporary Indian household environment.
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