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Tracing the Threads of Cultural Diffusion: A Study of Bodo Handloom Design

Author(s) Maneswar Brahma
Country India
Abstract The Bodo community, indigenous to the Bodoland Territorial Region of India, has cultivated a rich tradition of handloom craftsmanship. From the early 20th century through to contemporary times, this journey reflects the community's adaptive capacity in response to a myriad of historical, social, and economic forces. Archaeological excavations conducted in the Brahmaputra valley have unearthed fragments of finely woven textiles dating back several millennia.
The construction of looms using indigenous materials such as bamboo, wood, and natural fibers during this period reflected a remarkable degree of local ingenuity. The distinguishing feature of Bodo handloom weaving was the astute choice of fibers and natural dyes.
The distinctive motifs adorning early Bodo textiles reflect an intimate interplay between cultural expression and the natural surroundings.
The origins of Bodo handloom weaving constitute a significant facet of the cultural history of the Bodoland Territorial Region.
The study concludes with a reflection on the contemporary emphasis on environmental consciousness and sustainable practices in the handloom industry. The Bodoland Territorial Region's handloom tradition stands as a living testament to the enduring resilience and adaptability of a cultural legacy in a rapidly changing world.
Keywords handloom, bodo design, cultural exchange, evolution
Published In Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024
Published On 2024-05-13
Cite This Tracing the Threads of Cultural Diffusion: A Study of Bodo Handloom Design - Maneswar Brahma - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i03.19964
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