Arts and Entertainment
Ritu Beri curates ‘Naturally North-East: The Naga Narrative’ at Suraj Kund
A fashion show titled “Naturally North-East: The Naga Narrative” was curated by noted fashion designer Ritu Beri and Chief designer of Tribes India at Suraj Kund Mela on Feb. 7, which was organised by Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) under Ministry of Tribal Affairs. This was informed in a release by the press information bureau (PIB).
The fashion show was informed to showcase Naga weaves with a modern touch and also various other products from other north-eastern states.
The event highlighted the culture of Nagaland through fusion attire mixed with their local beaded jewellery. It showcased a variety of special designed apparels by Beri.
Further, Tribes India showcased a vast variety of North Eastern States textile, accessories, jewellery and Van Dhan natural products such as gooseberry candy, dried wild apple, bamboo shoot, Naga king chilli, spices, ginger powder etc. in the Suraj kund Mela.
To expand the tribal product range and designs TRIFED has collaborated with the fashion designer.
The release further informed that TRIFED under Ministry of Tribal Affairs aims to serve the interest of tribes through socio economic betterment. “The tribes of India have a wide range of handicrafts. These include hand woven cotton, wool and silk fabrics, woodcrafts, metal craft, terracotta, beadwork, masques and other objects paintings and so on,” stated the release.
TRIFED has set up a retail chain known as Tribes India to buy the products from tribal and sell the same in market. This in turn is making tribal self-sufficient and providing them with better livelihood opportunities.