Risa is a handwoven cloth that is customary in Tripura. It is made by the state’s indigenous people. It has various purposes- as a stole, head gear, upper garment for women, for honouring distinguished people, etc. Along with Rignai (for covering the lower part of the body) and the Rikutu (for covering upper part of the body), the Risa constitutes the customary attire of Tripuri women. Adolescent girls receive their first Risa in a ceremony called Risa Sormani and it is also used by newly married women to cover their heads. It is also used as a turban by the men during festivals. The government is looking to promote this traditional product.
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