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A japi hat handicraft from Assam

Japi hat, Assam

This picture was taken at a hotel in Jorhat, Upper Assam. The woven hat is embellished with Japi work.

Assamese gold jewellery in Japi style is another piece of art from this part of the country.

And not to miss the three kinds of handmade silk popular with locals: Pat, Eri and Mooga. Eri is the only traditionally vegetarian silk or ahinsa silk. Eri silk is crafted by tribals in Kerala too. Mooga is a natural golden silk which improves with age, and is family legacy.

Kolam Rangoli design, 10

A beginners's Kolam Rangoli design

This is a great kolam rangoli design for beginners to practice. Begin with the two overlapping triangles in the center to make a star, and proceed to the two whirls of petals.

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