Accepted paper:

Potters of Longpi Tangkhul Naga tribe of Manipur, India and its relationship with South East Asia's northern black polished Ware

Author:

Gachui Rangya (Visva-Bharati)

Paper short abstract:

The paper attempts to present the art of potmaking, Archeological implications and its relationship with South East Asia's Northern Black Polished Ware.

Paper long abstract:

The indegenous potters of longpi Tangkhul Nage tribe of Manipur still adopt the handmade technique pottery. It does not require any metal tools, the fingers of the potters are sufficient to fashion it. The pots of Longpi is black in colour and are classified as Black Polish Ware ( now called Northern Black Polished Ware). The NBPW has been discovered in various regions of Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Srilanka. This study will look into the vessels types, decoration, Archeological implications and their similarities with South East Asia's Northern Black Polished Ware and other part of India.

panel P10
On the prehistoric cultural relations of Southeast Asia with Northeast India