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Women Weavers of Manipur

Handloom weaving is famous in Manipur,a north-eastern state of India.Handloom Industry is the largest cottage industry in Manipur.Only women weave marvelious handloom products.Women weavers from Wangkhei, Bamon Kampu, Kongba, Khongman, Utlou are famous for their skill.Traditional tribal shawls of various shapes and sizes are available in all over Manipur and other parts of India.These shawls are in great demand in the national and international market.Various dress materials,Dupattas,Bed Sheets,Cushion Covers,Scarfs of exotic colors and styles are available in Manipur.
Weaving is the traditional livelihood for women in Manipur.Tourists can get the glimpses of this fine craft.Among the Meitei,Kabui,Kuki,Thang khul,Paite,Hmar tribal women are traditionally in this craft.If you want to visit Manipur,there iis no direct train service to Imphal.,the capital city of Manipur.But tourists can travel upto Guwahati or Dimapur -nearest rail station from Imphal -then by bus or by air.You can contact:Manipur Information Centre,Baba Kharak Singh Marg,New Delhi website http://www.manipur.gov.in

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