The Daangnga Collective
The Monpa is one of the major tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, living in the West Kameng and Tawang districts. We initiated this project in early 2023 in order to employ loin loom weaving as a means to advance sustainable development in two pilot villages. The objective is to document, valorise and reinterpret the heritage loin loom weaves of Daangnga to enhance income opportunities for 20 Monpa women weavers in Chug and Nyukmadung of West Kameng district. Daangngas are traditional shoulder bags woven by Monpas. We are currently mobilising and conducting capacity building programs in product diversification with selected women weavers in collaboration with WWF India (Western Arunachal Landscape). Both the pilot villages fall under the Community Conserved Areas of West Kameng district.
*Photography - Sayan & Shailey for Its all folk
Loin loom weaving