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Weaving tradition of Nagaland

One of India’s north-eastern states, Nagaland is noted for weaving. This video clips shows a Naga woman separating cotton from the seeds with the help of a gin. The cotton thus collected is cleaned and later spun to obtain the thread, which is used for knitting. The video also portrays a typical Naga village house, made of mud and thatched with bamboo leaves.

In Nagaland, weaving is the traditional work of almost all Naga tribes. In this Indian state, more women are engaged in weaving than men. Unlike other places, weaving in Nagaland is a big process beginning from the collection of cotton seeds to the end product – that is shawls in various designs.