Monday, March 5, 2012

CHAPCHAR KUT 2012 MIZORAM PHOTOGRAPHS BY VARIOUS MIZO PHOTOGRAPHERS

CHAPCHAR KUT IS A FESTIVAL FOR MIZO PEOPLE IN MIZORAM, ONE OF THE NORTH EASTERN STATES IN INDIA. IT HAS BEEN CELEBRATED BY THE MIZO PEOPLE FOR ALMOST 2 CENTURIES. AND THIS YEAR'S CHAPCHAR KUT HAS SEEN PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO ARE SO GOOD WITH THEIR LENSES AND I COULD NOT HELP BUT STEAL THESE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM A RENOWNED GROUP ON FACEBOOK AND I THOUGHT OF POSTING IT ON MY BLOG SO THAT EVERYONE OF YOU MAY BE ABLE TO SEE THEM.


Pic by Mapuia Mapuiatlau

"CHERAW" AKA "BAMBOO DANCE" pic by Richard Hrahsel

THE PATTERNS OF MIZO PUANCHEI (WRAP AROUND) IS TOO BEAUTIFUL FOR WORDS  Pic by Bsa Sailo

Pic by Bsa Sailo

Pic by Richard Hrahsel

Pic by Richard Hrahsel

"VAKIRIA" A HEADGEAR OR HEADPIECE HANDED DOWN FROM THE MIZO ANCESTORS.  MY FAVORITE AMONGST THE MIZO TRADITIONAL MATERIALS. PIC BY SANGZUALA PACHUAU

Pic by Adika Dika

TETEI, a friend of mine (she covered Lunglen Magazine October 2011) She was one of the contestants for Miss Chapchar Kut. Pic by Mala Tochhawng.

Pic by LP Ralte

Pic by Rollick Lalnuntluanga

Pic by Bsa Sailo

 Pic by LP Ralte

Pic by Richard Hrahsel

Pic by Richard Hrahsel


The neckpiece worn here (the red bulky one) is called "Thi hna", one of my favorites amongst the Mizo traditional Neckpieces. Pic by Mala Tochhawng.

A sweet little Mizo girl, in her own world of Mizo traditional Fashion. Pic by Bsa Sailo.

A mizo boy dressed as a "pasaltha", (a title equivalent to knighthood) Pic by Chukchudumtea Tlangvala.

Pic by Chukchudumtea Tlangvala

Pic by Johny Ngurthansanga

Pic by Ringz Khawl Hring

Pic by Lalnuntluanga Atluanga Ngente

Pic by Rollick Lalnuntluanga

Pic by Ringz Khawl hring

Pic by Richard Hrahsel

A beautiful sweet girl that I am acquainted to - Ruatruati is her name. Pic by Malsawmdawngzela

Pic by Malsawmdawngzela

A mizo girl wearing traditional Mizo Blouse (KAWR CHEI) and a headgear called VAKIRIA, carrying a smoking pot as was the tradition in olden day Mizoram. Pic by Ringz Khawl Hring

A Mizo boy dressed as a PASALTHA. Pic by Rollick Lalnuntluanga

A MODERNISED HEADPIECE - VAKIRIA  Pic by Sangtea Chhakchhuak

two little Mizo girls beside "EM" - A container still used by Mizos to keep materials taken from the forests. Pic by Sangtea Chhakchhuak

Pic by Cyef Parker

The oldest known fashion in the history of the Mizos called "SIAPSUAP". Pic by Johny Ngurthansanga

H. LALBIAKZUALI, REPUBLIC VENGTHLANG. Miss Chapchar Kut Pic by Mala Tochhawng

I love this picture because there is a connection here between the old and the new. It tells such a beautiful tale. The traditional dresses and the modern day shoes are but something that still go together really well. Pic by Bsa Sailo.

Pic by Cyef Parker

"Chheih Lam" - a Traditional Mizo Dance. Pic by Isaac Lalthanmama

Pic by Matty Khiangte

Pic by Rollick Lalnuntluanga.


ALL THE PICTURES DO NOT BELONG TO ME BUT I HAVE GIVEN COURTESY TO THE NAMES OF THE PHOTOGRAPHERS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR FACEBOOK PROFILE NAME. IF IT IS AGAINST THE PHOTOGRAPHERS' WILL, I WILL GLADLY REMOVE THEM FROM MY BLOG.
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