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Shami Lanmi and Wankhei phi

Shami Lanmi is one of the decorative cloths traditionally used in Manipur. It is a special shawl that started being made during the time of King Meidinggu Loyungba (1074–1122 CE), who introduced a division of labour according to sagei/yumnak (surname). Kings used to give away these shawls as rewards. The images here show the motifs embroidered on the shawl.


Wankhei phi on the other hand is a delicate cloth used by Meitei women of Manipur to drape the upper part of their body, like a shawl. It is used by women on special occassions. The images here show how it is made and the different motifs woven into it.