Kouna craft: A booming employment avenue for craftsmen in Manipur

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Khangabok (Manipur), Aug 23 (ANI): Handicrafts of Manipur is known for its unique design and also because of its great aesthetic and artistic value.One of the rarest crafts is the Kouna craft (a water reed) that has opened ample of job avenues for local craftsmen. Kouna, a grass-like plant, is usually grown in the marsh and wetlands and is largely cultivated in Manipur’s Khangabok village. This village is renowned for its traditional art of Kouna Saba, locally called Phaksaba or mat weaving. One such successful Kouna craftsperson, Moirangthem Nitya, hailing from the state of Manipur is running a successful business and helping many local artisans earn their livelihood in Manipur (ANI).

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