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TIWA_HINDU_19012017_03

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Caption : DIPHU, ASSAM, 19-01-2017: Tiwa tribal weavers cut their ceremonial cloths known as Resangar Tawa in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam on January 19th, 2017. The ritual is held after every 100 years, where two pieces of ceremonial cloth known as Resangar Tawa are weaved to replace the old pieces. The Resangar Tawa is considered as very sacred and have to be weaved by the women of the Madar clan of the Tiwa tribe, who are in the stage of menopause. The two cloth pieces are worn by chief participants in the Sogoramisuwa festival. Tiwa is a major tribe of Assam belonging to the Tibeto-Burman linguistic family. The weaving ceremony takes place in a sacred place at the top of a hill where a temporary camp is setup to weave the cloth pieces. The weaving took one week and till its completion the people stay in the camp in the hills. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

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Photographer :RITU RAJ KONWAR
Category:
Arts Culture and Entertainment
Sub-Category: CUSTOM AND TRADITION
Credit: THE HINDU

Creation Date: 2017-01-19
Image Size: 7216 x 4064 pixels
File Size: 5 MB

City : DIPHU
State : ASSAM
Country :INDIA

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TRIBAL FESTIVAL , RESANGAR TAWA RITUAL , TIWA TRIBAL WEAVERS , CEREMONIAL CLOTHS , KARBI ANGLONG

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