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Present Scenario of Handloom and Handicrafts Industries of the ADIS


  • Ram Krishna Mandal


From beginning of the known history the handloom and handicrafts forms a valuable cultural trait of a society. The cultural pattern of a society is reflected in the quality and craftsmanship of their handicrafts. The term handloom and handicrafts refers those products of a common folk or a specific community, which are produced manually with their indigenous technology. The handicrafts of a society are one of the chief means of livelihood. The people of Arunachal Pradesh are artistically minded and gifted with deft hands and skilled fingers. Handloom and Handicraft for instance, offer wide scope to produce a variety of artistically blended and beautifully designed clothing. Handicraft is a very common craft in Arunachal Pradesh. The main handicraft items made in the state are masks, carpets, painted wooden vessels and silver articles. Cane and Bamboo play an important role in the rural economy of the state. Arunachal Pradesh has a rich tradition of Bamboo and Cane Handicrafts. The products reflect the rich and varied culture of the tribes inhabiting this enchanting State and the products featured are representative of the wide range of Handicrafts produced in the State.

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  • Ram Krishna Mandal, 2014. "Present Scenario of Handloom and Handicrafts Industries of the ADIS," Journal of Global Economy, Research Centre for Social Sciences,Mumbai, India, vol. 10(3), pages 191-203, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:jge:journl:1033

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    Handloom and handicrafts; Indigenous technology; Cane and Bamboo; Livelihood;
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    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor


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