Tribal Craft of Tripura

Tribals of Tripura are very fond of dressing up in their self designed and self yarned clothes. The tribals have been very instrumental in keeping the age old system of traditional looms alive in this region. These tribals have preserved the art of handlooms intact by passing it ahead into generations. It is said the tribal bride is selected on the basis of the knowledge she has about the weaving or till the time she is not thorough she will not be married. The tribals prepare their own clothing which they weave at the non commercial looms of the state. They use colorful combinations and beautiful designs on their fabrics. State also runs commercial looms which are mainly handled by the Manipuri and the Bengali weavers.