This close-weave storage basket is called "Thul". It has a double-walled structure and has legs at the corners of the square base. A lid shaped either like a cone or dome covers the mouth of the basket.
Thul is traditionally used to store clothes, garments and other important possessions. It has a very high symbolic value for Mizos and forms an essential part of a woman's possession. It is mandatory for brides to bring Thul along with her when she enters her husband's house. It is considered very disgraceful if a bride is not given Thul to take to her husband's house. #mizotradition#mizo#mizoram#northeastindia#handicrafts#handloom#mizotextile#artisans#weavers .
Pic courtesy: The Ethnic Warehouse
Many weavers still rely heavily on the traditional method of weaving called the Loin Loom.
The Loin Loom is a loom attached to the body of a weaver with a back strap where the weaver sits on the floor with legs stretched and feet propped against a block of stone or wood. #mizoram#northeastindia#loinloom
Handloom and handicrafts are the oldest industry of Mizoram. A lot of the manufacturing is based on this industry. The artisans and weavers are experts in the traditional art of weaving. #mizoram#weavers#artisans#northeastindia
PC: Directorate of Art and Culture, Mizoram