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Nagaland’s natural dyes ‘Earthhues’ on display
Correspondent Kohima:
Published on 2 Dec. 2009 12:16 AM IST
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Collaborating with the Hornbill Festival, various exhibitions are underway at the Hornbill festival site at the Naga Heritage Village, Kisama. “Earthhues”, an exhibition on natural dying traditions of Nagaland organized by the Department of Women Development in collaboration with Tribal Weave and department of Art and Culture is being held at exhibition hall, Kisama from December 1-7. The exhibition showcases various natural dyes yarns, cloths and Naga shawls made from natural dyed threads, etc. The processes of natural colour dyes and their extracts are also put on display. A live demonstration of natural dye and colouring of nettle fibre will start from December 2 by various tribes including Ao, Angami, Sumi, Pochury, Lotha, Rengma, Khiamniungan, and Chizami and Zapami groups from Chakhesang tribe. The 24th Nagaland State Art Exhibition is also underway under the aegis of the Art and Culture Department in collaboration with Nagaland Arts Society. The exhibition showcases the works of various Naga artists and also winners of competition held on junior and senior category. Remains and memories of the Battle of Kohima during World War II are on display at the World War II Museum. It may be mentioned that the museum was inaugurated during the 2008 Hornbill Festival. Another attraction is the Korean Pavillion, where Korean cuisines are on sale.

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