Folk crafts of Assam: Tradition and changes


Mouchumi Phukon, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh – 786004


Assam is a state rich in its arts and crafts. The people of Assam have craftsmen and this is what makes their products so unique and charming. In Assam a confluence of a number of tribes and cultures and it is reflected in the traditional handicrafts of the place as well. The objectives of the study are to highlight the various folk crafts of Assam and to examine the role of these crafts in the economy and also the changes of art and crafts. Methodology adopted for this paper is descriptive and analytical.