Hambreelmai's Loom

Hambreelmai's Loom

Mamang Dai Kalyani Ganapathy / Sep 17, 2019

Hambreelmai s Loom Tak tak sum tak tak sum Hambreelmai sits by the Kamblang river happy at her loom copying patterns from the clouds the birds the ripples in the water She is the first weaver taught by the goddess

  • Title: Hambreelmai's Loom
  • Author: Mamang Dai Kalyani Ganapathy
  • ISBN: 9789350465479
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tak tak sum, tak tak sum Hambreelmai sits by the Kamblang river, happy at her loom, copying patterns from the clouds, the birds, the ripples in the water She is the first weaver, taught by the goddess Matai herself One day, Sheipung the porcupine sees her exquisite cloth and wants it What happens next is the story of how the Mishmi people learnt to weave such beautiTak tak sum, tak tak sum Hambreelmai sits by the Kamblang river, happy at her loom, copying patterns from the clouds, the birds, the ripples in the water She is the first weaver, taught by the goddess Matai herself One day, Sheipung the porcupine sees her exquisite cloth and wants it What happens next is the story of how the Mishmi people learnt to weave such beautiful textiles A well known folktale from the northeastern hills of Arunachal Pradesh, with stunning visuals that follow the colours of Mishmi cloth.Hambreelmai s Loom has also been translated into Mishmi, the first ever book to be published in that language Hambreel in Mishmi is a species of little fish with patterns, which still swim in the rivers there.

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    About "Mamang Dai Kalyani Ganapathy"

      • Mamang Dai Kalyani Ganapathy

        Mamang Dai is a poet, novelist and journalist based in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh Her poetry, fiction and articles have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies Her published works include a poetry collection, River Poems, a book of interlinked stories, The Legends of Pensam and a novella Stupid Cupid She received the Verrier Elwin Award in 2003 for her book Arunachal Pradesh The Hidden Land and was awarded the Padma Shri in 2011 in recognition of her contributions in the fields of literature and education.


    795 Comments

    1. A porcupine can't help but want to get closer to a weaver and her beautiful cloth. As he tries to get even closer, he causes her and the cloth to be pushed into the water. Although she is never found, bits of her loom and cloth float into the air, inspiring locals to copy the weaving patterns. This is a folktale from Arunachal that explains how the Mishmi people learned how to weave cloth with such distinctive patterns. The illustrations of the patterns the weaver creates are impressive.


    2. I love textiles - especially those woven on a loom - so this story about weaving and weavers was thoroughly enjoyable. The folk tale in Mamang Dai's voice really left an impression on my mind. A refreshing read much like the cold mountain air of the North East.


    3. A folktale from Arunachal Pradesh explaining the origin of the distinctive cloth patterns weaved by the Mishmi people. Impressive, vibrant illustrations incorporate the patterns.


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