HEIRLOOM NAGA

HEIRLOOM NAGA

Heirloom Naga is a design firm established in 1993 with an idea to innovate the existing Naga arts using the help of traditional weavers and craftspeople.

Their concept of “honouring hands” empowers artisans and helps foster craft and textile traditions by melding native skills with contemporary styling. The craftspeople are seen as cultural custodians and they work within the sanctum of their own homes, often whilst owning their own looms. This ‘doorstep employment’ encourages a circular economy and encourages women to be stakeholders in their traditional legacy

Shown here are various indigenous designs made of dried gourds and grasses, madder dyed feathers and local Gmerlina and Alstonia tree wood carvings.