The nature of the textiles produced in the home on loin looms in Tripura State, North Eastern India, is explored. The women of the region weave cotton garments in traditional designs. The methods of yarn spinning and weaving are explained as well as the use of natural dyes from indigenous leaves and roots. Recently modern consumer textiles have been produced such as bed covers and shawls using traditional methods and designs, in the hope of keeping this traditional industry alive.

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The broad objective of the North East Textile Promotion Scheme is to develop and modernise the textile sector in the North East Region by providing the required Government support in terms of raw material, seed banks, machinery, common facility centres, skill development, design and marketing support etc. The specific objectives of the scheme include increase in the value of textile production, technology upgradation, improvement in design capability, diversification of product lines and value addition, better access to domestic and export markets, clusterisation and improvement in labour productivity, market access & market promotion.