In Nagaland, rotary and weaving is an exclusive monopoly of the women. Colourful shawls, bags and jackets are woven out of this workmanship.
The commonest loom for weaving among these women is the 'back strap' or the loin loom, though the fly shuttle loom has also newly become popular.
The natural dyes used by them are extracted from barks, roots and plants. Each tribe use distinguishing colors and motifs often based on tribal legends.