Naga Traditional Handicrafts
In connection with Naga New Year Festival, Naga traditional handicrafts and cultural showrooms
were opened at Lahe' Sports ground. The handicrafts showroom displayed
blacksmith, woodcarving and traditional crafts of bamboo, rattan and fur.
There are various shapes and types of knives for various uses. The smithy or
workshop consists of bellows employing twin bamboo cylinders and charcoal is
used at the furnace.
Iron rods are heated and then made into knives of sorts. Knives are kept in
sheaths or hung on the loincloth. They are for various uses to bear in festive
occasions varying in shapes and types. Just look at the knife borne by the
In woodcarving, human figures were sculpted since early times leaving behind
A demonstration of baskets and mat weaving by Naga nationals is also very
interesting. Household articles made of bamboo and other crafts are also shown.
Naga New Year Festival is celebrated annually. The festival is always great
event for Naga nationals to celebrate their achievements to ponder over the
future tasks a0nd forge unity and amity.
There are areas of interest to be discovered. All are invited to come and see
for yourself at your convenience.