Tripura government planning to promote Risa as the signature textile
Part of: GS Prelims and GS- III – Banking
- 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.