9th Feb 2019 10:02:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Feb 9: Loin loom weaving, one of the indigenous artisan skill, a legacy passed down by womenfolk of Arunachal Pradesh from one generation to the other received the much needed boost, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed a set of loin looms in the pavilion of the front lawns of Raj Bhavan today.
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) and Chief Minister Pema Khandu were present on the occasion amongst others.   Interacting with loin loom weavers, the Prime Minister showed interest in methods of operating the indigenous loin loom and enquired about the availability of threads for the looms. The display of the indigenous loin loom sets was arranged at the initiative of the Governor and First Lady of the state, Neelam Mishra.  The designs and patterns of traditional weaving of Arunachal Pradesh are unique, attractive and exclusive and one of its kind in the world. Every tribe of Arunachal Pradesh has different colour and design symbolizing their identity. Loin loom weaving is an extension of the traditions and has been a time tested self-employment avenue for the women of the state. 
March of modernization and changing values are posing a threat to the Loin loom family traditions and may lead to the disappearance of this tribal craft and interrupt the age-old source of sustenance for the tribal ladies.
With Prime Ministers appreciation, it is felt that the indigenous loin loom weaving, ingrained with the richness of art, craft and skill will definitely be adopted by the young ladies across Arunachal Pradesh and more so by the educated young girls as hobby and tradition. Raj Bhavan PRO

Kenter Joya Riba

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