Manipur is a state in North-Eastern India.
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Loktak Lake, Keibul Lamjao National Park, Siroy Lily Flowers in Ukhrul.
The crafts of Manipur showcase the creativity of its people. Manipur produces a wide range of handicrafts and handloom items. Papier mache, decorative ivory, collectible dolls, bamboo and cane work are some of the many crafts of this state. In fact, the state is counted as one of the largest producer of bamboo crafts in India. Wood Carving, textile weaving, stone carving, block printing and hand-embroidery.
Cane and Bamboo Crafts of Manipur are widespread due to the wide availability of the raw material. There is large number of artisans associated with creating bamboo craft. Products include sofa sets, stools, mats, basketry, tray, chairs, tables, flower vases, ashtrays and many other decorative and utility articles are made out of this craft.
Kauna is a kind of reed that mostly grows in wetlands and marshes. In Manipur, this is used for making mats, and cushions. Numerous craftsmen in Manipur are engaged in this particular craft. Kauna Crafts are used for local use and for tourist consumption.
Pottery is an acclaimed craft of Manipur being produced by coiled technique. Potteries in Manipur come in different shapes and styles reflecting their socio-cultural background. pots are handcrafted and painted using different bright colors.
Block Printing is a specific Handicraft in Manipur. This craft makes hand block printed towels, dresses and among many other items.
Sekmai Chamelei : Go to sekmai, 20 kms from imphal to enjoy the traditional manipur rice beer and spirits.
Many planes people (the meiteis) resent the Indian government. The hill tribes (nagas, kukis, zomi/chin) resent the indian government, the meiteis and each other. The zomi/chin would like to be united in an independent state with their co-tribespeople in Burma. There are multiple competing tribal militias, who extort money from their countrymen, block roads, and occasionally erupt into warfare/killing. Imphal is gennerally safe (see the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office website), but other areas should only be visited with good local information, and the word 'disturbed' means no-go.