Women empowerment: With special reference to mishing tribal weavers of Lakhimpur, In Assam
Rita Taid
Handloom, Mishing Tribal Women, Women empowerment
According to the Handloom Census Report 2009–10, Assam holds the top spot in terms of the distribution of handloom workers by state, accounting for 124100 homes, or 21.7 percent of all households in the state. The weaving culture, which has been practiced since the dawn of time, is an integral part of the tribal culture of North-east India, which is home to many different ethnic groups. The indigenous tribal community of Assam Mishing makes a substantial contribution to Assam's weaving culture, showcasing the artistic talent of the local women's population. A Mishing lady is likely to spend some time on her loom every day despite being busy with various household duties because it has always been a part of the Mishing culture. The traditional throw shuttle loom is built underneath the traditional stilt house. On handlooms, the women produce clothing, primarily for everyday usage. Additionally, they weave elegant items for special events. But nowadays, Mishing women also weave for commercial purposes. The social status gap between men and women, as well as the lack of education and resources among the women in the village, prohibit these gifted women from being successful company owners even though weaving and using handlooms can be lucrative and profitable ventures.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2

Page(s): 1139 - 1145
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