Resource persons, Officials from Watsü Mungdang and AKM and participants of the Pottery and Bamboo Craft workshop at Women Resource Centre, Marepkong Ward, Mokokchung on September 22. (Morung Photo)
Morung Express News
Mokokchung | September 22
The School of Culture, under the Watsü Mungdang organised a pottery and bamboo craft workshop at Women Resource Centre, Marepkong Ward, Mokokchung on September 22.
Dr Adangla Changkija, Convenor, School of Culture, emphasised the relationship between indigenous crafts and tourism development, stating that tourists are inspired by local cuisines cooked in traditional pots and traditionally crafted items. She said, workshops like this will also promote rural tourism and help individuals with self-sustainability.
Arenla Longkumer, President, Watsü Mungdang in her welcome address said that cultural heritage embodied in traditional crafts is an integral part of any nation that reflects the culture and tradition of a particular region. She said that the workshop is only for a couple of days, but what is learned may become one's means of livelihood, and it can be hereditary, which can be passed onto the younger generation too.
The objective of organizing the workshop was to make the younger generation learn the art of craftsmanship since it is a representation of intangible cultural heritage that tells stories of lives lived, of the past, and of a way of being. The resource persons for the workshop were Guru S Pangyang Ozukum from Mopungchuket Village for bamboo craft and women folks from Changki village for pottery.
The pottery-making workshop is the first of its kind to have been organized formally in Mokokchung Town. It is a two-day workshop and will culminate on September 23.