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FIGHT AND FEAST

Anupama Dayal  (click here to know more about this blogger)

''As Indians we are used to being called 'exotic'. To the western eye, our looks, dress, traditions, food, religion, philosophy… all feel unusual and mystical. As an Indian who has spent her childhood and adult life all over this fascinating land, all our diverse cultures are still riveting… but there is one culture that even for us, and for the rest of the world, tops all charts on 'exotic'. The Nagas! Head hunting, snake eating, frighteningly aggressive and completely mysterious Nagas. Many tribes sometimes at war with each other. Also known for their fierce resistance to British rule. A couple of months back, I visited Nagaland. I made friends with many tribes. I tried many types of unusual food… bees, hornets, the dreaded Naga chilli, had a chance to closely examine the tattoos of proud head hunters—one tattoo per head hunting trip undertaken—personally bestowed by the wife of the Ang (the Chief). And, of course, there is the whole cultural wealth of textiles, basketry, ornaments, weaponry and more! What did i come back with… a sense of having touched something raw and timeless. Tattooed forever in my senses, inked with love. It was not my head but my heart that was hunted. I share my Naga stories with you.''

 

FIGHT AND FEAST. ANUPAMA DAYAL FOR AMAZON INDIA FASHION WEEK.
 

AMAZON INDIA FASHION WEEK, ANUPAMAA DAYAL
A flavour of 'Fight And Feast'
 
AMAZON INDIA FASHION WEEK, ANUPAMAA DAYAL
A flavour of 'Fight And Feast'
 
AMAZON INDIA FASHION WEEK, ANUPAMAA DAYAL
A flavour of 'Fight And Feast'
 
AMAZON INDIA FASHION WEEK, ANUPAMAA DAYAL
"These bangles feel like a collage of all the material and philosophy I worked with, for this collection!"
 
AMAZON INDIA FASHION WEEK, ANUPAMAA DAYAL
"A smoked copper link chain.. with Anupamaa tassels!"
 
AMAZON INDIA FASHION WEEK, ANUPAMAA DAYAL
A flavour of 'Fight And Feast'
 
03-MARCH-2016
 
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