Apatani Clothes

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Recently, Geographical Indication (GI) tag application has been filed for Arunachal Pradesh Apatani Clothes – Textile Product.

The fabric woven by the Apatani tribe is noted for its geometric and zigzag pattern.

They primarily weave shawls, known as zig-jiro, and jilan or jackets, known as suputari.

Apatani tribe

  • They are settled in Ziro (Arunachal Pradesh) village.
  • They are known for cane and bamboo crafts as well as fishing and paddy cultivation.
  • They speak a local language called Tani and worship the Sun and the Moon.

Important festivals: Dri and Myoko festivals.

Source – The Hindu

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