The treasured culture and tradition of the Manipuris are also displayed
in their handloom clothes and handicrafts. The Manipuri handloom
and handicraft are world famous for its craftsmanship
as well as ingenuity, colourful, colourfulness and usefulness.
The people are artistic and creative in their thinking and outlook.
Every house possesses a loom, and Manipuris weave with a passion
and style, unparalleled by any other state. Manipuri bed covers
of Moirangfee and flower designs, silk and cotton sarees, scarves,
blankets and shawls, in distinctive shades and weaves, make for
an alluring collection. A wide array of artistic handicrafts from
bamboo, papier mache, decorative ivory, dolls and jewellery make
for prized souvenirs.
Manipur's main shopping attractions are the traditional Manipuri
handwoven textiles. The Manipuri dance doll with its graceful stances
is a lovely memento to buy for family and friends. These exclusive
handloom and handicraft items are sold at Khwairamband market, the
largest exclusive women's market in the country, which is a must
on every visitor's travel itinerary.
Popular Shopping Outlets
Handloom House, Paona Bazar
Manipur Handlooms & Handicrafts Development
Eastern Handlooms &C Handicrafts,
Paona Bazar Manipur Development Society,
Uripok Tel 2222968
Information on shopping in Manipur - India