Since cane and bamboo are
abundantly available basketry has been a popular occupation of the people
of Manipur. Different shapes and sizes with different designs are
manufactured for domestic and ritualistic.
Kharai, Phiruk & Lukmai are exclusively meant for ceremonies such as
wedding, birth and death. For domestic purposes baskets like Likhai,
Sangbai, Chengbon, Meruk, Morah etc. are made.
there are fishing equipments made of cane and bamboo. They are Longup,
Tungbol etc. People of Maring tribe inhabiting the Chandel District are
the main manufacturers of these types of basket. Other tribes and the
Meeteis also contribute a lot to the production of baskets.
culture is very old in Manipur. Most of the pots are handmade and are of
different colours (red, dark red and black). Pottery flourishes in Andro,
Sekmai, Chairen, Thongjao, Nungbi and parts of Senapati District. Chakpa
women are good potters and they make different types of pots are made for
ritualistic and ceremonial purposes.