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Home>>East India>>Tripura>>Arts-Crafts>>Handloom

Handloom

Handloom

Handloom, Handloom art and craft, Handloom art of Tripura, Handloom Arts & Crafts In Tripura, Tripura Arts CraftsThe handloom industry of Tripura is very famous. At present it is not organised . The weavers are scattered all over the state. As the unemployment rate is very high in the state , and there is no dearth of literate youth , the state government is developing the Handloom Industry into a full fledged industry. Besides giving a better value to the weaver for their work , it will also generate employment for educated youth . The development of this Industry will directly result in the upliftment of the rural mass development of Tripura.


 

The Handloom of Tripura in two categories

  • Commercial
  • Non-commercial looms

Non-commercial looms are operated by the tribal inhabitants of the state. They weave fabrics for their own consumption whereas the commercial looms are controlled by the Bengalis as well as Manipuri weavers. So the Handloom Industry of Tripura is the reflection of Tribals, Manipuri and Bengalies.

However, handloom is the single largest and perhaps the oldest industry in the state of Tripura and is scattered in the rural as well as semi-urban areas. It has grown with the civilisation itself and people in this region look to weaving inseparable part of life. The industry has grown as the art has passed from one generation to another. It plays a dominant role in the economic development of the rural masses. This industry also forms an important sector providing employment to the rural poor.

Handloom, Handloom art and craft, Handloom art of Tripura, Handloom Arts & Crafts In Tripura, Tripura Arts CraftsThe industry has passed on from generation to generation. The tribal women of Tripura religiously devoted to weaving. The beginning of ritual has always been with the offering of flowers and beautiful piece of Riha and Risa given by the great grand mother and followed by each and every tribal family as their tradition. In fact it was a pre-requisite for every tribal girl to know weaving. Otherwise she should not be considered as a bride.

Both Commercial looms and Non-commercial looms operate in the State. Non-commercial looms are operated by the tribal inhabitants of the state. They weave fabrics for their own consumption whereas the commercial looms are controlled by the Bengalis as well as Manipuri weavers. So the Handloom Industry of Tripura is the reflection of Tribals, Manipuri and Bengalies.

 

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