Mizoram is a mountainous state located in the northeast region of India and surrounded by lush green forests. This beautiful state stores in it large number of bamboo orchards, wildlife, breath-taking waterfalls, folklores and picturesque beauty of the villages. This is a place where people are carefree by nature and hospitable. Though, not a destination that is frequented often by tourist due to problems associated with good means of commutation, this serene place is the perfect location for a family holiday with lot of outdoor activities especially, the fantastic array of wildlife including birds.
Handicrafts of the entire northeastern region have their unique identity. The tribes of Mizoram have been making same pattern of handicraft from ages, which have become a part and parcel of their lives and rich heritage. The traditional craft of the Mizo tribes can be seen in their wonderful work of cane and bamboo. The use of cane and bamboo is basically done to produce both utility and decorative items. Another popular craft of the state is weaving. The state of Mizoram has some great weavers who create intricately beautiful products. These traditionally skilled artisans make bamboo products like baskets, utensils, hats, Handcrafted Furniture and flower vases as well as weaves shawls too.
Different categories of Mizoram handicrafts
Bamboo ad cane product
Weaving is a popular craft in Mizoram and the artisans of the state are experts in this craft form. They are proficient in changing the simple raw material in beautiful designs and patterns and produce lovely fabric. The Intricate traditional designs are woven by the Mizo women on their looms.
The Mizos weave beautiful traditional Shawls with lovely patterns.
Organizations working towards development of Mizoram handicraft
1. Mizoram Apex Handloom & Handicrafts Co-operative Society Limited (MAHCO)
Address: Treasury Square, Aizawl , Mizoram
2. Mizoram Handloom & Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited (ZOHANCO)
Address: Chaltlang, Aizawl, Mizoram
3. Mizoram Khadi & Village Industries Board (MKVIB)
Address: Zarkawt, Aizawl, Mizoram