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Weaving in Sikkim: Predominant Role in Handloom Weaving

Posted by - September 2, 2017

NEW Bureau Sikkim, the home of three distinct races, the Lepchas, the Bhutias, and the Tsongs plays a predominant role in handloom weaving. Handloom weaving in Sikkim is synonymous with the Lepcha weave. In ancient times, the Lepcha’s of Sikkim were said to use yarn spun out of stinging nettle (sisnu) plant to weave clothes.

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