Improvisation of Handloom for Employment Generation at Tamenglong Sub-Division under Tamenglong District, Implement by Commerce & Industries Department, Govt. of Manipur.
Hand weaving formed a part of socio-cultural tradition of the peoples of Manipur which has a rich cultural heritage. Handloom industry in the State, which as a legacy of unrivalled craftmanship, is spread througout the length and breadth of the State. It is a household cottage industry with decentralized set-up. In terms of employment generation, it is next only to agriculture for womenfolk of the State.
Tamenglong District is no exception with other districts in terms of hand weaving activities. As per National Handloom Census, 1995, there are 35577 handloom weavers with 36918 looms int he district. Of this, 80% are primitive loin loom and weavers. The average monthly earning of a weaver is Rs.35/- to 55/- per day. The Traditional fabrics of the district are quite distinct and unique in its colour combination of warp and weft in the cloths. The Annual demand for the fabrics as well as its diversified material gradually increased year to year.
With this mere income, the weavers are tempted to jhum cultivation for livihood. As a result, the skilled weavers helps to destroyed the fabric of ecological and environment balance.
The Handloom industry is largely household-based, carried out with labour contributed by the entire family. The weaving system of the district is different from the system practice in other advanced districts of the State. The weavers of the district are 99% women folk and weavers are mostly independent, not working under Master Weaver. A good skill upgradation with multi-inputs will improve the growth of the handloom sector not only in the district but also the State.
Watch the video about our new products
The things that make us special