Machine works are precise but magnificence is handcrafted
There’s something undoubtedly magical about the handicrafts of Arunachal Pradesh. They are unique, creative, eye-catching, and expressive but what makes them special is the amount of patience and dedication that goes into crafting each item.
On your visit to the Handicraft and Handloom Center and Museum in Arunachal Pradesh, it is impossible to return home empty-handed.
The Handicraft and Handloom Center and Museum display many unique handicrafts that can be bought, though the prices are on the high side. It also houses an emporium that displays the finished works of the trainees. On that note, let’s glance at the items displayed in the museum.
Cane and Bamboo Handicrafts
The people of Arunachal Pradesh make the best use of their natural resources, which includes making beautiful household items such as utensils and baskets out of cane and bamboo and small articles of personal adornment such as calflets, leglets, and necklaces.
Handmade has become a staple in the jewellery world and Arunachal Pradesh is no exception. The museum displays a variety of ornaments from different parts of the state. Beaded ornaments from Tirap district; ornaments of caste, bronze, and silver from Kameng and Siang district; and grass necklaces made from the skin of the reed plant from Tawng district are displayed for purchase.
Arunachal handlooms such as carpets, cushion pads, floor coverings, and wall hangings have been acclaimed to be of national and international repute. The state can also be called a store house of handloom design as its 20 major tribes and 100 sub-tribes have major handloom designs. most of which are available in the Museum if you wish to take home.
Weaving a shawl on a traditional handloom
The age-old traditional handloom and handicraft traditions like weaving, painting, wooden mask-making, and exotic wood carving are a part and identity of Arunachal Pradesh. The Handicraft and Handloom Center and Museum have provided a platform for the locals to have their skills promoted and preserved and an opportunity for us to appreciate and purchase them.
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