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Title: Handloom weaving, the traditional craft of Manipur
Authors: Pandya, Amita
Thoudam, Joymati
Keywords: Handloom;Motifs;Traditional weaving;Manipur
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.⁸: D01, D06P
Abstract: Hand woven textiles have always been a rich source of one’s tradition.  In the Northeast region of India, each tribe or community has its own specific designs and motifs. Manipur enjoys a distinct place amongst textiles zones in India.  Women folk are practicing weaving in Manipur. The crafts is woven with culture and spiritual beliefs of the natives of Manipur since time immemorial. But due to social changes incorporated with modern technology, the traditional hand woven textiles of Manipur are few to be found and they are rapidly changing in terms of designs, motifs, yarns and processes. The study was an attempt towards the preservation of the textiles before they are completely depleted. The main objective was to document the hand woven textiles of Manipur. The related data was collected purposively from three selected villages by using observation cum interview method.
Page(s): 651-655
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.09(4) [October 2010]

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