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WDD to document Naga traditional attires
Published on 22 Jul. 2010 12:29 AM IST
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In a bid to promote Naga textiles, a team from women development department (WDD) reached Wokha town on July 20. The team took photographs of ensemble Lotha attires that were put up at the tourist lodge Wokha. Ancient traditional shawls, jewelleries, ornaments, beads, head-gears, modern attires etc were displayed at Tourist Lodge Wokha arranged and organised by Kyong Eloe Hoho cultural committee with Kohima Lotha Eloe Ekhung and Dimapur Lotha Eloe Ekhung.
Mhalo TM and Abeni ET Ezung extended took initiative in making the event a success. Also on display was the different process of cotton spinning, portraying how Lotha ancestors brought life to simple cotton yarn by using vegetable dyes, presented by Wokha town Longsa Eloe Cultural group.
Tsoktsu khen (rice pounding song) was presented by Wokha Town Wozhuro Eloe Cultural group.
Wokha Town Lakhuti Eloe group also presented a song of lamentation, which in olden days was sung by a bereaved wife to her deceased husband who had gone for Japan war and never returned. Besides, young models both male and female showcased different traditional and modern attires.
Ihusingh one of the team member from the women development department informed that the main objective of the tour was to document and publish the Naga attires in the form of a book, to promote Naga traditional attires for women upliftment besides giving Naga weavers an opportunity to earn incentives. It was also informed that the department has toured all districts of Nagaland except for Dimapur, which they would be visiting very soon.

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