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Shopping in Arunachal Pradesh

A land of rich cultural heritage, Arunachal Pradesh is a shoppers’ paradise as the state offers a diverse shopping experience to its visitors. The markets of Pasighat and Itanagar are the main destinations for shopping in Arunachal Pradesh.

The Arunachal Pradesh State Government Emporia offer a range of decorative items and souvenirs reflecting a culture rich in cane and bamboo handicrafts, wood carvings and woven carpets. Traditional wood carvings depicting male and female figures, mother and child or hunters are common. Masks made of papier mache or wood are other favourite items among tourists.

While shopping in Arunachal Pradesh don’t forget to buy bead ornaments and woven grass necklaces, as they are unique to the region. They are made by the Wangcho women of the Tirap district. They also make acrylic and cotton bags. Products of utility include cane murhas (stools), bamboo headgear and carry bags apart from other furniture.

Besides these, each of the 30 large tribes of Arunachal Pradesh have their own handloom designs, which is evident in their skirts (Gale), shirts (Galuk) and Mishmi cotton shawls. Do look out for Monpa wood dishes, Sherdukpen shawls, Apatani Jackets, scarves and Adi skirts as well.

The most beautiful souvenir to carry back home though would be the richly-coloured Thangkas of various Buddhist deities, adorning the monasteries and Lhagangs or family chapels of Arunachal Pradesh.


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Where :- Arunachal Pradesh, India
Date :- 22nd to 25th September, 2016

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