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UNIQUE HANDICRAFTS

     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.
     Heijing 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.
     Again, 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.
     Pottery 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.

SOME IMPORTANT HANDICRAFT  PRODUCTS FOUND IN MANIPUR :
cane1.gif (14740 bytes)
Cane Basket1
cane10.gif (12209 bytes)
Cane Basket 2
cane13.gif (15864 bytes)
Cane Basket 3
cane18.gif (15376 bytes)
Cane Basket 4
cane8.gif (15418 bytes)
Cane Basket 5
Made of Clay
Pheenga-ruk Pubi
Made of Clay
Naga Dance
ClayKhambaThoibi.gif (10508 bytes)
Khamba-Thoibi
Made of Clay
Radha-Krishna
Made of Clay
Pung-Cholom
Made of Reed
Shoes
Made of Reed
Stool
Made of Reed
Cushion
kaunaround.jpg (124214 bytes)
Cushion
kaunabasket.jpg (77338 bytes)
Reed Basket
H Bag 2 copy.jpg (76342 bytes)
Bag
H Bag 3 .jpg (24391 bytes)
Bag1
Bag1.jpg (92142 bytes)
Bag2
H Bag 8.jpg (21209 bytes)
Bag3
Bag14.jpg (17747 bytes)
Bag4
kauna_bag_dyed2.jpg (24342 bytes)
Reed Bag1
kauna-bag5.jpg (1644299 bytes)
Reed Bag2
kauna bag4 .jpg (268578 bytes)
Reed Bag3
HBag9.jpg (24746 bytes)
Reed Bag4
Bag4.jpg (86831 bytes)
Reed  Bag5
Sw bag 1 .jpg (22412 bytes)
Hand Bag
handmadeshoe.jpg (89831 bytes)
Shoes
Pictures 029.jpg (1191791 bytes)
Cushion
H Bag 1 copy.jpg (92142 bytes)
Shoulder Bag5
phanek bag 5 .jpg (21242 bytes)
Shoulder Bag6
Kouna Tea Coaster Cut .jpg (37069 bytes)
Cane Tea Coster
LeephanCut.jpg (37656 bytes)
Lookmai
cane19.jpg (19226 bytes)
Cane Pot
Kouna Mat cUt.gif (50022 bytes)
Mat
Chaphu-cut.gif (40294 bytes)
Nungbi Pottery
Phida.jpg (22092 bytes)
Cotton Cushion
table-lamp.gif (5958 bytes)
Table Lamp
teak-lamp.jpg (60307 bytes)
Teak Table Lamp
nupi purse jpg.jpg (29723 bytes)
Hand Bag
Kauna-Arm-Chair-jpg.gif (12853 bytes)
Reed Arm Chair

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