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The Art of Bamboo: Bamboo in Manipuri Cultural Life India, Bangladesh and Myanmar: Cane and Bamboo Crafts of NE India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Thailand

 
Mutua Bahadur (Author)
Synopsis

Bamboo is a tall plant found perennially in the tropical and sub-tropical areas of the globe. Bamboo species, numbering around 44, are found growing both in the valley and hills of hills of Manipur. Some of the names of the different species found in Manipur are saneibi Bambusa nutans, khok Bambusa mizorameana, naat schizostachyum munsoi watangkhoi Dendrocalamus hookeri, longa, tenwa Neomicrocalamus prainii uein Dendrocalamus longispathus, wamu, unal unap Dendrocalamus hamiltonii utang Bambusa tulda, poksang Schizostachyum pergracile meiribop Dendrocalamus latiflorus moubi Melocanna baccifera liwa, laiwa Chimonobambusa callosa, ui Dendrocalamus manipureanus, tongjiwa Schizostachyum fuchsianum etc. In the past it was an impossibility, on the part of both the valley and hill people, to maintain a cultural way of life without bamboo. The meeteis/meiteis who have settled outside of Manipur and India still continue with the cultural associations of bamboo.

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About the author

Mutua Bahadur

Shri Mutua Bahadur Artist, Author, Social Worker and Cultural Activist all rolled into one, is the founder of Mutua Museum, Cultural Heritage Complex, Andro, Purul living Museum. He is a pioneering figure in the field of traditional art and cultural.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Art of Bamboo: Bamboo in Manipuri Cultural Life India, Bangladesh and Myanmar: Cane and Bamboo Crafts of NE India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Thailand
Author Mutua Bahadur
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2013
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Mutua Museum
Language: English
isbn 97893508716522
length 197p., Illustrations; Some Colour; Map; 28cm.

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