Arts And Crafts

ARTS AND CRAFTS IN AIZAWL

  • Hmars


    The Hmars weave many designs and some of the important ones are:

  • Ornaments


    Ornaments are one of the essential adornments of Mizos. There are many types of ornaments, both men and women wear ornaments. The Lushai men wear a variety of articles in their hair knot. The most common is a brass two-pronged pin with projecting pointed ends with a head shaped like G. Skewers of Ivory, Bone and Metal about six or eight inches long are also worn. The hair comb is also an ornamental article; it consists of a piece of ivory or wood.

  • Paiteis


    Paiteis do not weave many indigenous designs in their cloth but whatever little designs are woven seems to be indigenous and attaches distinctive value with them.

  • Riang


    The Riang also have the same dresses as people of the other communities of Mizoram. Apart from dresses, the Riang during the marriage ceremony give the following clothes as the bride price during the marriages:

  • Special Attire


    A single cloth is wrapped tightly around the waist, a haversack protected by a bear or tiger skin guard over one shoulder, and a fighting dao or dah over the other, and a gun in the man's hand completes each warrior's equipment. A man who has earned the title of “Thanhchhuah†is allowed to wear a cloth of a certain pattern and those who have killed men in war have special head-dresses, known as “chhawndawl†and “arke-ziakâ€.

  • Tribal Mens Dress


    The men’s dress could not well be simpler, consisting as it does of a single cloth about 7 feet long and 5 wide. It is worn by grasping one corner in the left hand and the cloth is passed over the left shoulder, behind the back, under the right arm across the chest and the end thrown over the left shoulder. These coats are ornamented on the sleeves with bands of red and white of various patterns.

  • Tribal Womens Dress


    A single cloth is wrapped tightly around the waist, a haversack protected by a bear or tiger skin guard over one shoulder, and a fighting dao or dah over the other, and a gun in the man’s hand completes each warrior’s equipment. A man who has earned the title of “Thanhchhuah” is allowed to wear a cloth of a certain pattern and those who have killed men in war have special head-dresses, known as “chhawndawl” and “arke-ziak”.

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