IANS | 09 Feb, 2019
The loin loom of Arunachal Pradesh received much-needed support when
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed a set of loin looms set up in a
gazebo in the front lawns of Raj Bhavan at Itanagar on Saturday.
of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) and Chief Minister
Pema Khandu were present on the occasion among others.
with loin loom weavers, the Prime Minister showed interest in methods
of operating the indigenous loom. He also enquired about the
availability of threads for the looms.
The display of the
indigenous loin loom sets was arranged at the initiative of the Governor
and First Lady of the State, Neelam Misra.
Weaving with the use of the traditional loin loom is a skill that is passed down generations among women in Arunachal Pradesh.
designs and patterns of traditional weaving of Arunachal Pradesh are
unique, attractive, exclusive and one of its kind in the world. Every
tribe of Arunachal Pradesh has different colours and designs symbolising
The loin loom has an economic significance for the women, too.