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Scenic Beauty of Manipur in the North – East of India
Manipur’s ‘Kouna Craft’ is casting spell on handicraft sector
Kouna is a perennial aquatic herb. The eco-friendly plant grows in the low lying paddy fields and is culturally associated with the mythical holy snake god ‘Nongda Lairen Pakhan.’
Kouna cultivation demands less investment than paddy (major crop in Manipur), but can produce higher income once cultivated. It will consistently produce its goods for more than 25-30 years if properly handled.
Commonly referred to as bulrush, Manipur craftsmen lovingly call the wild water reed – Kouna – in their local language.
Medicinal value, the new Kouna shoot is used by locals as an herb to treat chronic fever and sleeping on Kouna mats is believed to alleviate people from back pain.
Kouna’s biodegradable, non-toxic and air-conditioning qualities make it the perfect raw material for home decor products such as mattresses, carpets, etc.
The plant is naturally immune to insects and helps to reduce water waste by removing harmful microorganisms and toxic metals. In addition, the plant provides an ideal shelter for wild birds, and its thick roots act as a strategic sanctuary for fish.
Water reed is known to mankind for a long time now. Hailing from the Cyperaceae family, water reed is an aquatic plant that is cultivated extensively in the marshlands of north-east India, especially in Manipur, where it is known as Kauna. READ ABOUT THE KAUNA CRAFTS OF MANIPUR
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3 replies on “From Grass to Masterpiece: The Intricacy and Resilience of Manipur’s Kouna Grass Handicrafts”
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Please contact NEHHDC ( North Eastern Handicrafts & Handloom Development Corporation ) at the link https://nehhdc.com/manipur
North Eastern Handicrafts and Handloom Development Corporation (NEHHDC), as the name suggests is an organisation that attempts to develop and promote the indigenous crafts of the region by connecting craftsmen to prospective markets and consumers and generating economic, cultural and social opportunities for creators while adding cultural value for consumers.
The corporation is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Government of India.
It offers a range of products from all the eight North Eastern states namely Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.
The organisation procures handicrafts and handlooms from artisans and weavers across the region and retails the same through its chain of “Purbashree” Emporia located at Shillong, Guwahati, Kolkata, New Delhi, Bangalore and a Sales Promotion Office at Chennai.
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