Produce new items with traditional signatures: Neelam Mishra
Itanagar: Neelam Mishra, wife of Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra on Thursday interacted with local weavers of Apatani Plateau at Ziro in Lower Subansiri district, during her daylong visit to the district headquarters.
She appreciated the women for continuing the traditional weaving and keeping the legacy of the indigenous traditions and culture alive, a Raj Bhawan communiqué informed here on Friday.
“The designs and patterns of traditional weaving of Arunachal Pradesh are unique, attractive and exclusive, which must be preserved,” she emphasized.
Continuing her endeavour in promoting the traditional loin looms, the unique, exotic and one of its kind in the world, Mishra advised them to contribute to the preservation and propagation of the traditional loin looms.
“Weaving must be carried out as an extension of our traditions and rendering of help to economically weaker ladies of our society,” she reiterated.
Mishra further advised them to exhibit their produces in the metros, such as Arunachal House in New Delhi and use E-commerce means in marketing their products, which is a practice by other states.
She also suggested to them to produce new items with traditional signatures, like daily use items, such as table mats, curtains and mats etc.
The documentary on traditional weaving, entitles, ‘Bunai Ki Rangin Duniya- Loin Loom Weaving’ conceptualized and produced on October 2 this year by Mishra was presented to the weavers for motivation of the younger generation. The documentary, dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation on his birthday, aims to promote traditional weaving in the state as reminiscence of Mahatma Gandhi’s Khadi movement as a means of self resilience and economic empowerment. Mishra appealed to the womenfolk of Arunachal Pradesh, especially the educated ladies and socially well established women to practice, promote and propagate traditional weaving, the communiqué added.