SHUM-HONGBA festival of wooden mortar and pestle by ICH division and Peoples’ Museum Kakching Back

 

The two days festival on the wooden pestle and mortar “Shun Hongba” was organized by the Kakching Museum, Manipur on 21st and 22nd June 2016 as Sumang Likai community Hall, Kakching. The two days festival ‘Sheembal-Hongba’ (the consecration of the wooden pestle and mortar), the art of converting the paddy rice-seed , which was a collective endeavour, a work of women, with the associate display of the activity for people to cherish the past, record the authentic rituals and its culture and re-vitalize the concern for women’s health afresh. A detailed audio-visual documentation has been done.

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