|Langara bamboo musical curtain,Assam,India. www.thehindu.com|
|Tiwa tribal people, Assam India.www.demotix.com|
Tribals” are found in almost all the states of country.
Currently there are between 258 and 540 scheduled tribe communities.
Among the tribes, the Assam tribes are of particular interest and, as other tribes, they are highly skilled people who make incredible handcrafts using dried bamboo sticks, canes etc. Their talent and workmanship is just superb. Assam forests are rich in Bamboos and canes. Bamboo is a unique raw material of great versatility and forms an integral part of the lifestyle and economy of Assam. The making of bamboo and cane products is done by a large number of artisans scattered across the State. It is a household industry here. Among the bamboo species, the important ones of economic value are the Muli (Melocanna bambusoides), Dalu (Teinostachyum dalloa) are of commercial value.
The ''Tiwa'' tribal people of Assam, like other tribes are adopted to living in the wet places of Assam that receive one of the highest rain falls in the world.
The Tiwa tribes of Tharakunj village in Karbi Anaglong district are known to build unique traditional houses that are suitable for wet condition. An interesting feature of their home is they hang Langara - a sort of bamboo curtain made of a serious of long thin bamboo tubes at the entrance. These dangling long bamboo curatain serves as an
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