Elephant Country Lakadong Turmeric is sourced from the farms of Trinity Saioo, better known as Turmeric Trinity. She is a school teacher and farmer from Jayantia Hills in Meghalaya, India in the Eastern Himalayas, who has pioneered and spearhead the women-led turmeric farming movement and popularised the indigenous ‘Lakadong’ variety of high curcumin turmeric.
Trinity Saioo was honoured with Padma Shri in 2020 by the Government of India and Balipara Foundation Award in 2020 by Balipara Foundation.
Elephant Country is a handloom and handicraft brand conceptualised by Balipara Foundation. Elephant Country products are symbolic of the inter-dependent relationship between man and elephants. Crafted by local artisans from Elephant Country these products tell the story of coexistence and a unique bond of nurturing and being nurtured. The idea behind these products is to provide alternative sources of revenue generation and therefore, livelihood to many forest-fringe communities.
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