Nagaland’s loin loom weaving to be showcased at ‘Crafts Bazaar’ during G20 Summit

New Delhi: Bazaar to exhibit 34 handicraft products from different parts of India

BY | Tuesday, 5 September, 2023
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Nagaland’s loin loom weaving, also known as the backstrap loom, will be showcased at the ‘Crafts Bazaar’ (Exhibition-cum-Sale) in Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 8-10 September 2023 on the side-lines of the G20 Summit. The craft from Nagaland will be exhibited in the ‘Focus North East’ stall being set up in coordination with the North-Eastern Handicrafts & Handloom Development Corporation (NEHHDC).

The exhibition is being organized by the G20 Secretariat in coordination with the Ministry of Textiles and State/UT Governments.

The loin loom is one of the oldest forms of weaving in the world. A press release received from PIB states, “Weaving is the domain of women in Nagaland, and each tribe boasts of specific designs on their shawls, jackets, and sarongs. Dramatic color combinations, bold patterns, and striking minimalist geometric motifs mark loin loom weaving. Loin loom fabric has a special ribbed texture and is long-lasting. Most of the patterning in loin loom weaving is done in geometric designs, except for the warrior shawls of the Ao tribe, which have hand-painted central bands depicting tigers, bison, crossed spears, and roosters.”

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The Crafts Bazaar will exhibit 34 handicraft products from different parts of India with a special focus on One District One Product (ODOP), GI tagged items and products crafted by women & tribal artisans.

Products from Assam, Manipur and Meghalaya will also be showcased in the ‘Focus North East’ stall. From Assam, its handlooms, especially its natural fiber weaves done by local communities, will be highlighted, Manipur’s kauna grass products will also be displayed, while Meghalaya’s cane and bamboo craft will be exhibited too at the Crafts Bazaar for the dignitaries of the G20 Summit.

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