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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 1257-1266
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1003.152


Traditional Wisdom of Mishmi tribe: Converting Himalayan Nettle plant into Ethnic Wear
Khoisnam Naveen1*, Soibam Peter Singh1, Manish Kanwat1, Ch. Bidyabati Chanu2,Senjam Jinus3, Keshab Ch. Gogoi1 and H. Kalita4
1KVK Anjaw, ICAR-AP Centre, Basar, Arunachal Pradesh, India
2College of Home Science, AAU, Jorhat, India
3FEEDS, Group of Institution, College of Horticulture, Hengbung, Kangpokpi,
Manipur, India
4ICAR-AP Centre, Basar, Arunachal Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Himalayan Giant Nettle (Girardiniadiversifolia (Link) Friis) is an eco-friendly plant from wild forest which the tribal population of Anjaw namely Digaru and Mizu Mishmi have been using as a fibre (Khujalli patta/ Chuaam/Tatsa) for weaving different items. This study was conducted in Hayuliang, Metengliang and Goiliang Circle of Anjaw district, Arunachal Pradesh. The data was collected from 40 male and female respondents by using a self-structured questionnaire of age group (20-50 years). Information was collected regarding aboriginal knowledge of the processing and uses of fibre. The investigation reveals that whole processes are eco-friendly and have been in practiced from time immemorial providing multiple benefits to rural households. These plants are widely available in local vicinity and used for food, feed, fibre as well as source of income. Himalayan nettle plants can be a good alternate source of natural eco-friendly and sustainable fibre for used. The fibre and the products can be further promoted to increase market base for obtaining higher income level.


Keywords: Anjaw, Chuaam, Tatsa, Traditional, Mishmi tribe, Fibre, Processing and Weaving
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Khoisnam Naveen, Soibam Peter Singh, Manish Kanwat, Ch. Bidyabati Chanu, S. Senjam Jinus, Keshab Ch. Gogoi and Kalita, H. 2021. Traditional Wisdom of Mishmi tribe: Converting Himalayan Nettle plant into Ethnic Wear.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 1257-1266. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1003.152