:image credits: Suyog Gaidhani.
The shirt is not part of his traditional garment.
"The tangkhul Naga shawl of Manipur is a thick cotton shawl worn by men and woven by women in striking bands of rust and blcack. The bands may vary in width and the ends of the shawl are often decorated with brilliantly coloured extra wefts" Uncut cloth, by Askari and Arthur, Merrel Holberton Publishers.
weaved in certain parts of bengal, the weavers weave stories from the epics of mahabharata and ramayana on the yarn. the art is passed on from one generation to the other . …today only a few remain. the weavers are the designers and the designers are the weavers.
Read more here :http://colouroftherain.blogspot.com/2008/02/baluchari-of-bengal-sari-or-work-of-art.html
image credits and for more pictures at : the sari shop at portland
Both the images from The sari shop. Read the story here
and the chulah in the background where she cooks her food. her utensils worn out after years of cooking. life still goes on, on the loom
image credits : moruoak