Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Bringing Tribal Nagaland into your Homes....

Nagaland is a hill state located in the far north-eastern part of India. It borders the state of Assam to the west, Arunachal Pradesh and part of Assam to the north, Burma to the east and Manipur to the south. The state capital is Kohima, and the largest city is Dimapur. With a population of nearly two million people, it has a total area of 6,401 sq mi (16,579 km²)—making it one of the smallest states of India. (Information Courtesy: Wikipedia)
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There are 14 tribes in Nagaland. Tribe and clan traditions and loyalties play an important part in the life of Nagas. Weaving is a traditional art handed down through generations in Nagaland. Each of the major tribes has its own unique designs and colors, producing shawls, shoulder bags, decorative spears, table mats, wood carvings, and bamboo works. Naga Tribal dances of the Nagas give an insight into the inborn Naga reticence of the Naga people. War dances and other dances belonging to distinctive Naga tribes are a major art form in Nagaland. For more info on Art and Craft of the Nagas, please click here.
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Inspired by the red and black shawls of the Nagas, I have created 2 collages here. Please take a look. This picture displays a contemporary style of design inspired by the tribal theme and the red and black costumes.

This is a country style of design using the same tribal theme and the red and black costumes of the Nagas.
This article has kept me wondering on the amazing creativity of the tribal communities in general. They made use of everything that was ordinarily available in nature to create extraordinary things.
(Picture Courtesy for collage: India Heritage.com, Antique-arts-asia.com, ww.nagaland.nic.in, exoticindiaart.com, chillibreeze.com, webindia123.com, purpleonion.nl, zkta.com, amcsofa.com, edge103.dealsdirect.net, lankalibrary.com, indianetzone.com, rsvpfengshuigifts.com, rhodesigns.com,beadmuseumdc.org, kimchi-icecream.blogspot.com )

7 comments:

Patricia Torres said...

Vasu, such a nice post!! You've inspired me to go to Nagaland and take the opportunity to change some dekor.. Lovely!

Lindy Gruger Hanson said...

You've got a pretty cool blog...very inspiring! Thanks for visiting mine and for following it too!

Rekha said...

Loved the country styled products vasudha, nice post.

Vasudha.dilip said...

thanx so much pat, rekha and lindy

Tavarua said...

Great Post - I would love to travel to Nagaland - Will be on my travel schedule one day..... Hmmm ..when is the best time to go there??? I think this really inspired me....Great...

Once again - Excellent Post and all the best to you.

ralf w. froelich said...

very nice, I like Nagaland, in Oktober I will take a next tour to Nagaland. My favorit Place is Longwahvillage /Mon Distr.
See you next
and thank's
Greatings Ralf

Vinay said...

if your'e in delhi you should visit me at my shop......