Some craft images of my Manipur
This post i wish to attach some of the images I clicked of my collection that I gathered this season.
Can you guess what it could be? This is a cap of Manipuri Waterpipe. I loved the abstractness of this hand carved black stone head of hookah.
The art of making moorah (sitting stool) from kauna reed in Manipur has also grown substantially from the days that i had seen as a child. Designs have become more intricate and they look attractive.
This is one strong moorha. Hookah rests on it now..
A small kauna family. Note the kauna cushion at back, and it rests on a phak..
A very nice kauna toy cup for my kid. I feel the design and dignity of l labor behind it imparts in children things that plastic toys, I wonder, would seldom instill...
This is how a phak looks like. Ideal bed for back. specially for yoga, there is nothing more closer to nature, and oh my sturdy it is.....!
The thickness and strength of phak can put many mattresses to shame
Time for a tea in the black pottery after yoga...!
Cooking time....., the taste of food in black pottery utensils can never be got any where !
Decanter and a beer mug if u still need an appetizer...!
Loved the top of decanter so much; it reminds of a family garden wine...!
If you were wondering where the water is...! Love the way it is shaped at top. this is most comfortable way of drinking either directly or through Indian style of drinking through palm cup.