Tripura government planning to promote Risa as the signature textile 

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  • January 23, 2021
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Tripura government planning to promote Risa as the signature textile 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS- III – Banking

In news 

  • Tripura government is now eyeing to promote Risa as the signature textile of Tripura nationally.

Important value additions

  • Risa is a customary handwoven cloth used by Tripura’s indigenous tribal communities.
  • It is used as a head gear, stole, female upper cloth or presented to honour a distinguished recipient.
  • The Risa also plays a host of crucial social utilities.
  • Adolescent Tripuri girls are first given risa to wear when she reaches 12-14 years in an event called Risa Sormani.
  • It is also used in religious festivals like the Garia Puja, a customary festival of the tribal communities, or as a head turban by male folks during weddings and festivals.

Do you know?

  • Risa is one of the three parts of a customary Tripuri female attire, the other two being the Rignai and Rikutu.
  • It is primarily used to cover lower part of the body and literally translates into ‘to wear’.
  • The Rituku covers the upper half of the body, wrapping it all around. 
  • However, it is also used like a ‘chunri’ or a ‘pallu’ of the Indian saree. 
  • It is also used to cover the head of newly married Tripuri women.

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