Nyokum Yullo, The Main Tribal Festival of Arunachal Pradesh

Nyokum Yullo, The Main Tribal Festival of Arunachal Pradesh

 

“The narrow winding lanes of Yazali were decked up with the bamboo poles, and they called it ‘Tori’ engraved with simple yet artistic designs. Traditionally dressed men and women were lined up for the procession. The Nyokum Festival celebration finally began in Arunachal Pradesh. While the women hung the ‘Tokris’ (a bamboo basket), the men carried the ‘Toris’ with a chicken tied to them. The Nyokum songs were played at the highest volume today but the thumping sound of the gong overpowered the music played on modern technology. The women and men of the Nyishi Tribe walked in two parallel lines clapping and altering their dance moves with each musical note, singing “Nyokum Bo Taba Debe”. The rain god also joined the celebration by showering the watery arrows on the Nyishi Tribe land..

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The Traditional Dresses of Arunachal Pradesh: Flaunting the Nyishi Tribe Attires

Nyishi Tribe Attire Arunachal India

 

Narrow sharp eyes with fierce look, chiseled body wrapped in a hand-woven macron shade cloth and the ornaments made of metal and precious stones; not to forget the traditional yet trendy bamboo bags, sword and a goblet. While in their modern avatar, they could beat even ‘America’s Next Top Model’ !! Such is the beauty of the Nyishi Tribe Dresses and for that matter all the traditional dresses of Arunachal Pradesh and their people. 

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