Arunachal Pradesh to get its very own handloom park

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

17-June-2019  |  1 min read

Handloom weaving in Arunachal Pradesh
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Union Textiles and Women & Child Development Minister Smriti Irani has proposed the development of a handloom park in Arunachal Pradesh Capital region for the facilitation of loin loom weaving and other aspects of the sector.

During the discussions on steps to uplift and promote the state’s traditional loin loom, women and children issues, Dr. B.D. Mishra, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, advocated promotion of traditional Arunachalee textiles at national and international levels. He expressed that the designs and patterns of traditional weaving are unique, attractive, exclusive and one of its kinds in the world. “Each tribe has different colour and design sensibilities symbolising their identity; loin loom weaving is an extension of age-old traditions that offer time-tested self-employment avenues for women,” he added.

Dr. Mishra also reiterated challenges of local traditional weavers and requested the Minister to start cotton and silk banks in the state. He asserted, “In order to preserve the age-old loin loom tradition of the state in its pristine form, the local weavers must have the facility at hand to collect their thread requirement.”

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