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Title: Study of Traditional handloom weaving by the Kom tribe of Manipur
Authors: Khatoon, Reshma
Das, AK
Dutta, BK
Singh, PK
Keywords: Kom tribe;Handloom;Weaving;Manipur
Issue Date: Jul-2014
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: D03J 3/00, D03, D01, A61K 36/00
Abstract: In the present paper traditional weaving and related knowledge system of purposively selected villages are discussed, and in this connection eight plant species are reported, which are used in weaving handloom. Kom tribe of Manipur has very rich traditional knowledge of crafts. These are the living testimonies of their traditional knowledge and aesthetic value, which they have inherited from their predecessors. The art of handloom weaving and the techniques they use are indeed admirable. But the Kom like any other tribal society has also been subjected to the challenges of modernization and open market. As a result many of their indigenous artistic works in making tools are now in danger. Therefore, every effort must be made to preserve this traditional knowledge so that they can carry on with their aesthetic beauty & knowledge into prosperity.
Page(s): 596-599
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.13(3) [July 2014]

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