Irani proposes establishing handloom park in Arunachal

NEW DELHI, Jun 10: Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani has proposed establishing a handloom park for loin loom weaving in the capital region of Arunachal Pradesh, in order to promote the state’s traditional loin looms.
She said this to Arunachal Pradesh Governor BD Mishra when the latter called on her here on Monday.
During the meeting, Mishra advocated promoting traditional Arunachalee textiles at the national and international levels.
“The designs and patterns of the traditional weaving of Arunachal are unique, attractive, exclusive and one-of its-kind in the world. Each and every tribe of Arunachal has a different colour and design, symbolizing their identity,” the governor said, adding that “loin loom weaving is an extension of the traditions and has been a time-tested self-employment avenue for the women.”
Reminding the minister of her visit to Itanagar in February, the governor urged her to start cotton and silk banks in Arunachal. He underscored that, in order to preserve the age-old loin loom tradition of the state in its pristine form, “the local weavers must have the facility at hand to collect their thread requirement.”
The two also discussed issues concerning the state’s women and children. (Raj Bhavan)