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Title: Traditional practices and terminologies in <i style="">Muga</i> and <i style="">E</i><i style="">ri</i> culture
Authors: Sarmah, MC
Rahman, SAS
Barah, A
Keywords: <i style="">Muga</i> culture
<i style="">Eri</i> culture
<i style="">Muga</i> silk
Traditional sericulture
Issue Date: Jul-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: <b>Int. Cl.<sup>8</sup></b>: D01, D06C, D06F
Abstract: <smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="place" downloadurl=""><smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="country-region" downloadurl=""> Northeast region of India occupies a unique position in the global sericultural map for production of golden <i style="">muga</i> silk. <i style="">Muga</i> culture for the people of Assam is part of their culture, tradition and customs, rather than a profitable profession. Factors like natural golden colour of the silk, availability of abundant host plants and skill ness on rearing, reeling and weaving make <i style="">muga</i> culture a unique profession for the people of Assam. The Ahom kings of Assam (1228-1826 AD) patronized the culture of muga silkworm <i style="">Antheraea assamensis</i> (Helfer) for production of rare golden silk. Presently, about 30,000 families in Assam are directly associated with <i style="">muga</i> culture. Apart from Assam, <i style="">muga</i> culture is also practiced in certain pockets of Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur and West Bengal. </smarttagtype></smarttagtype>
Description: 448-452
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.09(3) [July 2010]

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