Jaulim Group of Companies, a reputed commercial chain of business establishments in Mauritius, proposed bulk buying of handloom and handicrafts products from Manipur, manufactured by reputed firms of the State. S Jaulim, Director of Jaulim Group of Companies and his team called on Manipur CM N Biren Singh at his office in Imphal with the proposals. The director also discussed about joining hands with the State Government in the import-export sector.
Manipur enjoys a distinct place amongst the handloom zones in India. Handloom industry is the largest cottage industry in the State. This industry has been flourishing since time immemorial. According to the National Handloom Census Reports 1988, there are about 2.71 lakh looms in Manipur.
One of the special features of the industry is that women are the only weavers. Most of the weavers who are famous for their skill are from Wangkhei, Bamon Kampu, Kongba, Khongman, Utlou in respect to fine silk items. The rest of the villages of the State produce all varieties of fabrics. Tribal shawls are all varieties of fabrics. Tribal shawls with exotic designs and motifs are the products of five hill districts of the State. Fabrics and shawls of Manipur are in great demand in the national and international market.