Two-week handloom expo kicks off in Arunachal Pradesh



A two-week special handloom expo under the theme ‘To explore unexplored traditional attires of Northeastern states to encourage Vocal for Local’ was launched by East Siang Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dr Kinny Singh at the District Industries office here on Wednesday.

The expo aims to provide promotional and marketing support to local artisans and is being organised by the Arunachal Pradesh Handloom and Handicrafts Development Society (APHHDS) and sponsored by the Development Commissioner (Handloom), Ministry of Textile, Government of India.

Speaking on the occasion, the DC said the expo aims to connect local artisans as part of the government’s efforts to popularise local handloom products and provide a sustainable livelihood to local artisans.

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The DC also stated that the District Administration had set up 24 stalls at the Pasighat Gidii Notko Monday market, under the name ‘Market of Prosperity’ for all three blocks of East Siang district.

Meanwhile, Omi Gamno from Seram village under Mebo Sub-Division, who is also taking part in the expo, said that she earned Rs. 1,45,000 in the recently concluded handloom expo at Itanagar.

The expo will also showcase various fusion items by artisan John Paleng from Koreng village, under Siang District.

Paleng is the founder of “Siang Folk Dance Music Academy’’ and represented Arunachal Pradesh in various exhibitions across the country.