Manipur, Apr 13 (ANI): 22-year-old, Limpuiru Gangmei who hails from Manipur is a young talented artist. She designs different kind of ornaments and hairbands made of beads, shell, stone and boar tusks in line with the traditional handicrafts of Zeliangrong community. After completing a short course on fashion designing, Gangmei started her own venture with her two sisters. Since childhood, she always wanted to do something creative and promote her tribe’s traditional handicrafts. In 2004, she established ‘Limpuiru Tribal Handicraft Collections’ at New Checkon. She exhibited her product at Sangai festival recently where she received a good response and her work was appreciated by many. The ornaments created by Gangmei are worn especially by women during Gaan Ngai festival or similar auspicious occasions. Apart from ornaments, she also sells traditional costumes like shawl, wrap around skirt, scarf etc. She is now planning to expand her business and wishes to open a showroom in near future. The siblings are more than happy to present their traditional handicraft before the world. Gangmei is a successful artisan, who with her sheer hard work promotes her tribe’s rich handicrafts. The success story of this young artisan is an inspiration to many youngsters in the region.
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