Laisingphee of Assam, Tripura & Manipur

The lasingphee or quilted cotton material is woven on a fly shuttle loom. These are extremely warm and soft. This quilting material has an inner lining of cotton, which is stuffed at regular intervals between the parallel strips of weft cloth. In Assam bamboo sticks are sometimes used for stuffing instead of cotton. weavers of Cachar district are highle skilled at making these quilts.

The lasingphee is also made in Manipur and used as a covering in winter. Popular items made with this material are quilts, shawls, scarves and bedspreads, hunting coats mats and gowns.