Organization - Heirloom Naga

Heirloom Naga
Basic Information
English Heirloom Naga
Local language
Country India
Category Design Firm
Domain Traditional Craftsmanship
Function Identification
Education and Training
Established year 1992

To innovate the existing Naga textiles using the help of traditional weavers. Heirloom Naga is involved in safeguarding different handicrafts like textile, basketry, metal craft, wood craft, tribal jewellery and artifacts.


Heirloom Naga is a design-based firm of Nagaland that was formed in 1992. The organization promotes and exports Native Naga textiles, jewellery and artefacts. It retails at most of the high-end domestic stores in India and exports to countries such as USA, UK, France, Spain, Chile, Japan and Germany. The design team trains the local artisan to weave designar textile products and to create decorative items with their traditional crafts.

The Heirloom Naga Journals documents the step by step process of creation behind the Heirloom Naga textile pieces and different handicraft products. The documentation team also concentrates in looking at the lives of the artisans and the traditional Naga techniques that are still being practiced in the state of Nagaland.

Major Activities
  • Heirloom Naga provides the platform for training and workshop in the villages and it facilates the transmission of traditional knowledge from one generation to next generation.The design team provides new design techniques for enhancing the quality of the craft products and also new ideas to produce different diversified products. The organization¬† stays true to the traditional aspects and colours of the tribes.
  • The team has built up a culture based tourism model in Longwa village with local people. At present there are 20 houses in the village allotted for tourism purpose.
  • The organization identifies the particular tradition, rituals, crafts and lifestyle of a particular community in the villages and find out the right process for protection and preservation. The documentation team is involved in documenting the step by step process of the traditional crafts and the craftsmen life in the villages. They are also doing audio-video documentation of the traditional rituals, folklores, folk arts which are practiced by different tribe communities in Nagaland.
Contact Information (Organization)
Address Hussain Building, Circular Road, Dimapur, Nagaland
Tel 03862230856. Mobile: +91-9436003336

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