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Home>>East India>>Manipur>>Arts-Crafts of Manipur

Arts and Crafts of Manipur

Block Printing

Hand block printing is one of the most favourite art and craft in Manipur. The warriors and village chiefs were presented with Khamen Chatpa (handblock-printed towel) by the Maharajah as a token of their courage and management.

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Cane and Bamboo

Cane is the natural endowment of the forest resources in Manipur.   

Chan Lam

The dance Chan Lam is performed only by the men forming a circle and they move, the step is taken forward then backward to its position and then again forward. While they move everyone shouts ho! ho! ho!.

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Heng Naga Toona

Boys and girls forms two parallel rows in the dance Heng Naga Toona. The hands are clasped by the two opposing each other.

Kauna (Water Reed) Mat

Kauna is a type of reed usually grown in the wetlands and marshes. There are two classic kind of the Kauna presented in Manipur.

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Khamba Thoibi Dance

A dance of dedication to the sylvan deity, Khamba Thoibi dance is a duet of male and female partners. This dance is a part and parcel of Moirang Lai-Haraoba.

Lushais

The Lushais of Churachandpur perform a beautiful dance called Bamboo dance. It is performed by girls. The dress of the dancer is colorful. The skirt is of a colorful mixture of horizontal and vertical stripes.

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Maibi Dance

A way of reviving life as in the past, this dance is performed during the festival of Lai-Haraoba which is an yearly ritual festival of the Meiteis(inhabitants of the valley of Manipur).

Nongdai Jagoi

The dance of commencing the split in the sky, the splitting of the rainbow in the sky by the Guru Sidaba.

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Nupa Pala

Nupa Pala which is otherwise known as Kartal Cholom or Cymbal Dance is a characteristic of the Manipuri style of dance and music.

Pung Cholom

Pung, (a drum in native language), is the instrument that exudes all the movement and the sound of this particular dance.

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Ras Leela, Ras Leela art and craft, Ras Leela art of Manipur, Ras Leela Arts & Crafts In Manipur, Manipur Arts Crafts Ras Leela

Manipur's well-known classical dance form. Ras Leela, is based on the legendary love of Radha-Krishna and the devotion of the Gopis to Lord Krishna. Performances (in a mandap close to a temple) can sometimes last all night.

Ras Lila

The Ras Lila depicts the fond love of Radha for Lord Krishna as well as the sheer devotion of the Gopies toward the Lord. It is generally performed in an enclosure in front of the temple throughout night.

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Tinkoom Gueina Tonagga Lamay, Tinkoom Gueina Tonagga Lamay art and craft, Tinkoom Gueina Tonagga Lamay art of Manipur, Tinkoom Gueina Tonagga Lamay Arts & Crafts In Manipur, Manipur Arts Crafts, Arts Crafts of Manipur India, Famous Arts & Crafts of Manipur India

Tinkoom Gueina Tonagga Lamay

In Tinkoom Gueina Tonagga Lamay dance girls and boys form a circle which is stationary and two girls dance in the centre.

Toonaga Lomna

In Toonaga Lomna also girls and boys forms a circle. They dance but the circles as a whole moves slowly at the centre two couples face each other.

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Wood-Carving

Wood Carving is also a craft well-liked in Manipur. Wood carving is a child of requirement in Manipur.

Lai Haraoba

The spring festival of Lai Haraoba (April / May) is a harmonious blend of stylized and ritualistic dances for peace and prosperity performed in honor of the local sylvan deities in the Manipur Valley.

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Unique Handloom, Unique Handloom art and craft, Unique Handloom art of Manipur, Unique Handloom Arts & Crafts In Manipur Unique Handloom & Htandicrafts

Manipuri enjoys a district place amongst the Handloom zones in India.
 

More Arts and Crafts in Manipur

>> Block Printing

>> Cane And Bamboo

>> Chan Lam

>> Heng Naga Toona

>> Kauna

>> Khamba Thoibi Dance

>> Lai Haraoba

>> Lushais

>> Maibi Dance

>> Nongdai Jagoi

>> Nupa Pala

>> Pung Cholom

>> Ras Leela

>> Ras Lila

>> Tinkoom Gueina Tonagga Lamay

>> Toonaga Lomna

>> Unique Handloom

>> Wood Carving

 

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