Hambreelmai's Loom/Hambreelmaicha Haatmaag (Marathi) View larger

Hambreelmai's Loom/Hambreelmaicha Haatmaag (Marathi)

Author : Mamang Dai
Illustrator : Kalyani Ganapathy

Hambreelmai is the first weaver, happy at her loom. One day, Sheipung the porcupine sees her exquisite cloth and wants it… What happens next is the story of how the Mishmi people of Arunachal Pradesh learnt to weave.

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Age 5+
Specifications 32 pages; 8.5” x 9.5”; full colour; soft cover
Translator Vasudha Ambiye
ISBN 978-93-5046-553-0

Tak tak sum, tak tak sum… Hambreelmai sits by the Kamblang river, happy at her loom, copying patterns from the clouds, the birds, the ripples in the water. She is the first weaver, taught by the goddess Matai herself. One day, Sheipung the porcupine sees her exquisite cloth and wants it… What happens next is the story of how the Mishmi people learnt to weave such beautiful textiles. A well known folktale from the northeastern hills of Arunachal Pradesh, with stunning visuals that follow the colours of Mishmi cloth. Hambreelmai's Loom has also been translated into Mishmi, the first ever book to be published in that language. Hambreel in Mishmi is a species of little fish with patterns, which still swim in the rivers there.

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The book weaves (pun intended) narrative and illustrations seamlessly. Padma Shri Mamang Dai’s simple but evocative style makes for delightful reading and has the right mix of descriptive text and onomatopoeic refrain... Kalyani Ganapathy’s illustrations are both vibrant and eye-catching, mixing textures and forms interestingly. Her palette brings out the distinct ‘red, black, brown and blue’ colors of the traditional Mishmi textiles of Arunachal Pradesh vividly. The use of handcrafted motifs and patterns gives the illustrations an authentic feel. Goodbooks.in

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Hambreelmai's Loom/Hambreelmaicha Haatmaag (Marathi)

Hambreelmai's Loom/Hambreelmaicha Haatmaag (Marathi)

Hambreelmai is the first weaver, happy at her loom. One day, Sheipung the porcupine sees her exquisite cloth and wants it… What happens next is the story of how the Mishmi people of Arunachal Pradesh learnt to weave.

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