Mélange ❊ Weaves from North East ❊ 11
Northeast India is a land of various tribes and communities. These tribes bear huge cultural and linguistic differences and at the same time similarities too. The handloom fabric produced ranges from shawls, sarees, mekhalas, chaddars, gamochas, lungis, dhotis, gent’s jackets, ladies wear, bed sheets, bed covers, furnishings, carpets and shoulder bags etc.
The kind of looms used in Northeast States are fly shuttle looms, throw shuttle looms and especially in the hilly regions, is the ‘loin loom’ which is quite different from the other loom types used in the other parts of India. The various weaving techniques included are from:
Bodos are known as one of the finest weavers in entire North East region. This traditional art of weaving has been isolated as traditionally followed custom amongst the Bodo women for many centuries.
The basic raw material used is acrylic, cotton and sometimes silk. Cotton cultivation, yarn spinning and dyeing was traditionally practiced by the tribals, but gradually the weavers discontinued these activities for various reasons. Most of the yarn is procured from local markets or sourced from NHDC (National Handloom Development Corp.).
The traditional motifs used by the Bodo are mainly inspired by nature – water hyacinth, spinach flower, tortoise, mountain, pigeon’s eye, and peacock.
Mising tribe is one of the prominent tribes in the upper Assam. One of the biggest river islands in the world 'Majuli' is mainly inhabited by the Mishing people.
Weaving is the exclusive preserve of the Mising women who start their training in this craft before they reach their teens. They also have a good knowledge of natural dyes. They weave cotton jackets, towels, endi (shawls), thick loincloths and sometimes shirts for their men folk.
Rabha (also Rava) is an indigenous Assamese community of the Indian states of Assam, Meghalaya and West Bengal. The Rabha women are expert both in spinning and weaving. They prepare their own dress including those used by the males. The women's dress consist mainly of Rifan, Kambung and Khodahang which are invariably needed for attiring a bride at the time of her marriage. The male dress consist of Pajal, Khanse, Pali, Buksil Passra etc.
The Naga have a rich tradition of textile weaving and use textiles with different patterns to show social status, tribal belonging and wealth. In Nagaland, textile making is an integral part of their tradition. It has been rooted deeply into the Nagaland Society and Culture. Weaving, spinning and dyeing have always been the three important industries in Nagaland.
Nagaland symbols and designs on textiles are the identification mark of the different Naga tribes and it also reflects their social status. The most traditional Nagaland Symbols are simple straight lines, squares or band patterns with diamonds shapes and lozenge shape.
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