‘Nungshiba‘ means ‘love’ in Manipuri. Nungshiba Handicrafts is the brainchild of a group of Naga women in Dimapur who specialize in handcrafted Naga dolls. Inspired by Japanese dolls, the dolls resemble the different tribes of Northeast India. A lot of work goes into crafting of each doll.
Nungshiba dolls can be bought on the Precious Melove website. Here are five must-have dolls that you can gift your younger sister –
Tiara, the handcrafted princess doll
Anoti, the handcrafted fashion doll
Ari, the handcrafted fashion doll
Abi, the maroon-haired round doll
Ajan, the handcrafted fashion doll
Started by Ms Zuboni Humtsoe, Precious Melove came into being in 2011. It is an all-girls team from Nagaland. PML promotes talented young models, photographers, stylists, seamstresses, and doll-makers from Nagaland.