An introduction to the history and techniques of velvet weaving in India, which includes articles, images from museum collections, a video on technique, and an interview with master weaver Shamim Ansari
The Makhmali Way: The Technical Complexities of Velvet Handloom Weaving
After witnessing years of glory, in the 19th century the intricate and time-consuming art of silk velvet weaving came up against competition from velvet powerlooms, which led to its rapid decline and near disappearance. …
People and Practices: An Outline
This article is based on a study of the textile practices of the ‘Dimasa Kachari’, a sub group of the ‘Greater Kachari’ clan, who belong to the Indo-Mongoloid group of peoples. Their main settlements are in Dima Hasao, Karbi Anglong, Nowgong and Cachar districts of…
The Dimasa Kachari tribe in Cachar District of Assam is a sub-group of the Dimasa community spread across Assam and Nagaland. According to Bathari (2014:13), ethnically the Dimasas are known to be part of the Bodo group, but in the history of Assam they are mostly referred to as Kachari.…
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Barman, Biswayoti. 2013. Dimasa Vir Kingbadanti Purush Sambhudhan Phonglo: Uttar Purbanchaler Ekti Anyatama Jagoron…
Dimasa Kachari is a sub group of the ‘Greater Kachari’ clan. There are large Dimasa Kachari settlements in Dima Hasao, Karbi Anglong, Nowgong and Cachar districts of Assam. A small number of Dimasa people have settled in Nagaland too. The Dimasa Kacharis of Cachar district are known as Barmans.…