Traditional Textiles of Assam in News due to Upcoming Elections
Decorative jaapi (field hats), hand-woven games, and bell-metal xorais are making frequent appearances in Assam as the election is coming closer.
Jaapi is a conical hat.
It is made of bamboo and covered with dried tokou leaves
Tokou is a palm tree found in the rainforests of Upper Assam.
Jaapi is most often used in official functions in Assam to felicitate guests.
Farmers also use jaapi t