Postal dept releases special cover on Naga back basket as tribute to Naga mothers

The Northeast Dialogue

The Department of Post under the Union government on Thursday released a special cover of the Naga back basket (NBB) as a mark of tribute to all Naga mothers and women. The bamboo and cane basketry is an intrinsic part of everyday life in Nagaland, which is not only used to carry firewood, rice or vegetables by the Naga women, but is often gifted to a girl by her parents as a sign of love and affection. 

Nagaland Governor La Ganesan released the special postal cover on NBB at the Raj Bhavan in Kohima on Thursday. Appreciating the postal department for releasing the special cover, the Governor said that this bamboo made craft epitomizes handwork, responsibility and affection of the Naga women. The Governor said that Nagaland has a rich history of culture and tradition, but with changing times, the younger generation is losing touch with the traditional practices and values. He also expressed his happiness that the older generation is becoming aware of this fact, and the Naga civil societies have tasked themselves to teach to revive the dying cultural practices and traditional arts of the state.


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