Vol. 1, Issue 6 (2014)
The Weaving Culture Among the Misings of Assam, India
Author(s): Pahari Doley
Abstract: India is a land of diverse culture, religion and communities. North-east India as well as Assam is a considered to be a cultural hub of diverse ethnic groups each having its own traditions, culture, dress, food habits etc. The culture of the tribals of North-east India is incomplete without the weaving culture which has been practiced since time immemorial. The Misings, an ethnic group of Assam has also significantly contributed to the weaving culture of Assam showing the artistic talent of the women folks. Weaving culture is common among the rural Misings and the weaving loom is found almost in every household. Although with the impact of modernization, weaving culture is becoming commercialized but still now it is considered to be a symbol of love and affection among the rural Misings women of Assam. With the above background, an attempt is made in this paper to understand the importance of weaving culture among the Misings of Assam.