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silk.jpg
Community
बर' Bodo
Category
Dress and Ornaments, Tools and Instruments, Traditional Practices
Summary
Preparation of thread from silkworm is one of the main economic activities of womenfolk. The cocoon is first processed in boiling water and then the thread is reeled with the help of a simple tool called "thaukhri".
sal khuntha.jpg
Community
बर' Bodo
Category
Dress and Ornaments, Tools and Instruments, Traditional Practices
Summary
Gamsa, worn around the waist, is the traditional dress used by the Bodo menfolk. It is woven using the 'Sal Khuntha' four pillars and the 'Tat sal' or handloom. This is the main dress used by a menfolk whenever they are at home and in the field.
thaokhri lunai.jpg
Community
बर' Bodo
Category
Flora and Fauna, Dress and Ornaments, Tools and Instruments, Traditional Practices
Summary
The most important appliance used for spinning eri cocoons is the drop spindle (Thaokhri/takuri). It is a simple device made of bamboo; a cylindrical stick tapering towards one end, and a disc-like structure is embedded towards the other end.
si swngnai.jpg
Community
बर' Bodo
Category
Dress and Ornaments, Tools and Instruments, Traditional Practices
Summary
Warping is an important step in the manufacture of clothes. Warping in local term is called si swngnai and the villagers followed the simple stick warping method.
erii.jpg
Community
बर' Bodo
Category
Flora and Fauna, Dress and Ornaments, Traditional Practices
Summary
Eri (Endi or Errandi) is produced by the eri silkworm Philosomia ricini. Eri silk is staple fibre, strong, have high durability and elasticity.
swrkhik.jpg
Community
बर' Bodo
Category
Dress and Ornaments, Tools and Instruments, Traditional Practices
Summary
Swrkhi is a spinning tool made of bamboo. It is used for winding threads and to hold sorted threads before setting the loom for weaving. It is used in Boro traditional weaving practices.
IMG_3720.JPG
Community
बर' Bodo
Category
Dress and Ornaments
Summary
Jwmgra is an upper garment used by women of Bodo community with a mixture of different unique colours. The length of Jwmgra is about 264 cm and breadth 107 cm.
IMG_3718.JPG
Community
बर' Bodo
Category
Dress and Ornaments
Summary
Aronai is the most beautiful cloth woven by Bodo women. It is the sign of our Bodo tradition and it is used for various purposes such as felicitate people with honour and also in all Bodo dances.
Dokhona1.jpg
Community
बर' Bodo
Category
Dress and Ornaments, Tools and Instruments
Summary
Dokhona is the main dress of Boro womenfolk and also the symbol of identity. It is traditionally prepared with different types of designs called 'agor' (embroideries) on the loom. But, nowadays, it is outsourced by textile companies from other states.
Kmaothai
Community
Dimasa
Category
Dress and Ornaments
Summary
Earing made from pure silver . Bullet like shape
Dokhona.jpg
Community
बर' Bodo
Category
Dress and Ornaments
Summary
Dokhona is the traditional dress for Boro womenfolk. It has a vibrant and colorful look with beautiful designs. Many people have taken to this for commercial purposes. But outsourcing of it by textile companies is posing a challenge to the local weavers.
Rmailik
Community
Dimasa
Category
Dress and Ornaments
Summary
This necklace is made with colourful microbeads where the pattern is same as traditional dress Rijamphain Beren or Rikhaosa