Textiles from Nagaland

Unlike other Naga tribes, the traditional fabrics of the Angami-Naga tribe clearly show a significant use of the color of undyed cotton, i.e. the concept of angami-naga keicha/kekeriyu celebrates the color of yarn and material in its raw, raw form. Again, the influence of Angami design and style is noticeable in their fabrics. The influence of the meitei style on their costume is also noted. The Mao Nagis are another Quasi Angami tribe that also inhabits the Manipur-Nagaland border. The Naga tribes in Manipur share the same textile technology and culture as the Naga tribes in Nagaland, although there are differences in design. They also weave and wear shawls with designs similar to those of the Angami. The Tangkhul Naga tribe is located in the Uhrul region of Manipur and is considered in many ways one of the prominent tribes among the Nagas. The loin of men is dark in color, with white lines 2-3 centimeters wide, with a center also white. The Maram Naga tribe lives near the border between Manipur and Nagaland, almost on the Imphal-Kohim national highway. The Mao Nagis are another Quasi Angami tribe that also inhabits the Manipur-Nagaland border. Local Nagaland indigenous people paint unique patterns on shawls, dresses and other decorative items from fabrics that reflect their cultural heritage. The stunning embroidery of Nagaland Angami Naga shawls has received international acclaim. The women of Nagaland paint beautiful patterns on the pieces of fabric to make them colorful and attractive. The magnificent design motifs of Angami Naga shawls are relics of the unique artistic skill of the artists who inherited this art from their ancestors. The Nagas, the inhabitants of Nagaland, are known for their rich traditions of arts and crafts. The nagas use their skills to create a variety of useful items such as hats, cloaks, etc. Nagas are craftsmen in jewelry making especially traditional shawls that give individuality to each tribe. The design and color, which differ not only between tribes, but sometimes also between clans of the same tribe and between different villages, reflect the position of the owner in society. There are about 16 tribes in Nagaland, each with their own unique design and color scheme. Each tribe has its own pattern, with clean lines and stripes, squares and stripes being the most traditional designs. Each tribe uses bold, unique patterns, simple clean lines, stripes, squares and stripes, and has its own unique shawl and apron patterns and patterns. Each Naga tribe uses bold, unique designs, as well as simple geometric designs and patterns for shawls and aprons. Naga women are experts in choosing color combinations. Naga fabric designs continue to vary from tribe to tribe. The clothing worn by men and women of the Naga tribes continues to vary from one group to another. The type of fabric worn by men and women varies from one group of nagas to the next. Indicating valor and strength, the motives used in the plots of the nagas are characteristic of the clan or tribe. Simple straight lines, stripes, squares and stripes, which vary in width, color and position, are the most traditional patterns and motifs. Naga women are great connoisseurs of color choice and combination. For ceremonial attire, the Rongmei women introduced intricate designs of many lines and color variations, most notably for their male skirts, belts, and sashes used for dancing, in which they stand out from other Naga tribes. Various Ao skirts include the Azu jangnup su which is mostly red and black striped with yellow and black stripes, the Yongzujangau or cucumber seed braided skirt on a black background in red, and the Ngami su or fishtail skirt. A huge variety of shawls can be found among the naga yimchungers. Phom shungnang is a black skirt with a couple of prominent stripes and shaka is another Phom Naga women's wear. Common fabric for coarse clothing can be white, called vihe-ashak, or navy blue, called nempong-ashak. They usually wear vihe-ashak (plain white fabric) and nempong-ashak (dark blue fabric) as their daily wear. Men of this tribe wear a red shawl called henyu with narrow horizontal white stripes at regular intervals. Ao naga men mainly use a garment called a cowrie apron to cover the front of the body. The most important part of the Naga dress is the shawl, which is woven from cotton and staple fibers, but also uses wool. The naga shawl is the most important part of the skirt and is woven from cotton and short fibers, but some wool is also used. The use of traditional shawls as outerwear is a common scene in Nagaland. Traditional shawl weaving is done by women on narrow brisket looms, while other fabrics are woven on shuttles. The samurai class or wealthy tribes used elaborate capes. One of the common features of naga shawls is that the three pieces are woven separately and sewn together. They are hand-woven on a traditional waist loom with patterns and color combinations typical of the Nagaland tribes. They were traditionally used to make ceremonial and utilitarian robes and wrap-around skirts among all the Naga tribes. All of this was skillfully woven into various shawl colors and patterns that are still a key part of naga culture today. Over time, the martial culture of the Naga tribes faded, and their traditional ensemble evolved into intricate fabrics and patterns reminiscent of the signatures used by the ancient tribes of the region to reflect their identity. Although the process of spinning and weaving cotton is simple, the woven patterns and designs on the fabric have intricate designs. The nagas' methods of processing, spinning, and weaving cotton are simple, but the patterns, designs, and designs woven into the fabric are complex. Spinning, like dyeing and weaving, is done by women, and every naga woman must weave clothes for her family. Unlike other parts of India, where most of the spinning and weaving is in the hands of men, spinning and weaving in Nagaland is the exclusive monopoly of women. The three most significant industries in this state were weaving, spinning and dyeing. The materials for everyday wear are made with ancient looms by naga women, and the end product is certainly a visual charm. Cotton is found in abundance in Nagaland, as well as the possibility of making fabrics. Once the traditional fabric, handcrafted from natural fibers, switches to the use of synthetic threads, a small step can be taken to replace these weaves with factory-made goods. Naga blankets sold in villages are available in limited quantities, and while each tribe's unique designs and colors are repeated, blankets and runners are often unique and no replicas can be found.

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