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Costumes of manipur ppt

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Manipur is a paradise on earth when the nature has been extra generous in her beauty. love of art and beauty is inherent in the people of the land from time immemorial. …

Manipur is a paradise on earth when the nature has been extra generous in her beauty. love of art and beauty is inherent in the people of the land from time immemorial.


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  • 1. COSTUMES OFMANIPUR Abhishek mandal Department of fashion design . Nift , new delhi
  • 2.  MANIPUR IS ONE OF THE SEVEN SISTER STATES OF NORTH EASTERN INDIA. MANIPUR MEANS “THE JEWELLED LAND”. MANIPUR IS RICHLY ENDOWED WITH NATURAL SPLENDOUR AND GRANDEUR. ITS CAPITAL IS IMPHAL. IT BECAME FULL-FLEDGED STATE OF INDIA IN 1972. IT IS AN OUTLYING AREA OF RUGGED HILLS AND NARROW VALLEYS. MANIPUR HAS SUB-TEMPERATE CLIMATE. THE POPULATION CONSISTS OF NAGAS,KUKIS,MEITEIS,PANGAL AND BHAMOUS. PEOPLE OF MANIPUR ARE CALLED MEITEIS,AND THEIR LANGUAGE IS CALLED MEITEILION.
  • 3.  Women wear a PHANEK i.e. a colorfully striped wrap around,like that of a sarong. The phanek is still hand woven. There are phanek that are worn when they go out which is called MAYEK NAIBI(they MUST have horizontal stripes). KANAP PHANEK is womens skirt that is made stitching the tornout traditional cloth of meitai women. Amongst the dresses used at the time of rituals, the main is ‘Chin-phi’ (an embroidered Phanek) and ‘Lai-phi’ (a white cloth with yellow border).
  • 4.  The maibies(priestess)wear dresses of white color. The INNAPHI covers the upper body . It is a rectangular piece of cloth. The innaphi is woven in fine cotton yarns.since the warp and weft threads are loosely woven,the cloth is transparent. The meitai women team up the phanek and innaphi with a saree blouse .
  • 5. Blue innaphi and striped phanekMaibie girls dressed in white
  • 6.  Men generally wear a WHITE DHOTI on ceremonial occassions and put on a PAGRI.KHAMEN CHATPA is a ceremonial dhoti that cannot be worn by any common person.it was presented as a token of reward by the king to brave persons.
  • 7. Groom in manipur wearingwhite dhoti kurta and pagri.
  • 8.  Zamphie: war cloth worn by warriors at the time of war . Ningthoupee: kings cloth . Saijomba:long coat worn by trusted courtiers,which had special embroidery. Phirananba: small flags delicately embroiderd and used by worriers as plumes on their turbans .
  • 9.  In manipur handloom weaving had its genesis in need to clothe the family,it is only recently that the concept of commercialization and marketing of handloom products has gained momentum,and has become a means of providing employment to people. Weaving is entirely the work of women in manipur. The material used for weaving clothes is mainly cotton and kabrang(mulbery silk).
  • 10. The manipuri people named their designs as TINDOGBI which is inspired from a silk caterpiller sitting on a castor leaf and eating it. Traditional patterns on womens innaphi.AKOYBI EMBROIDERY:SNAKElike pattern, akoybi meanscircular in manipur.
  • 11. KIYAM LIPHANG is a verycommon manipurijewellery worn by the meiteiwomen.
  • 12. Manipur is a paradise on earth when the nature hasbeen extra generous in her beauty. love of art andbeauty is inherent in the people of the land fromtime immemorial.

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