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List of Museums holding collection of northeastern textiles

Meghalaya State Museum, Shillong (Meghalaya)

It is an ethnological museum, which displays the social life of tribes of Meghalaya in the Habitat section, through which it also displays the textiles and the costumes of the people.

Tribal Research Institute, Mawlai, Shillong (Meghalaya)

It in an ethnological museum and it depicts the indigenous specimens and articles of the tribal people of Meghalaya.

Mizoram State Museum, Macdonald Hill, Aiwawl

It is an ethnological museum having a separate gallery on the tribal textiles of Mizoram.

Tripura Government Museum, Agartala, West Tripura

It is a multi purpose museum having a separate section in the tribal textiles of Tripura.

Bomdila District Museum, West Kameng Distt, Bomdila (AP)

It holds the textiles of different tribes of Arunachal Pradesh.

Ziro District Museum, Lower Subansiri Distt.,Ziro (AP)

It has got textiles displayed in the form of costumes, bags, thus displaying the arts and crafts of the people of Arunachal Pradesh.

Along District Museum, West Siang Distt., Along (AP)

It holds the handlooms of Arunachal Pradesh, displayed in the galleries in the form of dummies wearing them.

Pasighat District Museum, East Siang Distt.,Pasighat (AP)

It is an arts crafts museum holding the traditional textiles of the people of Arunachal Pradesh.

Tezu District Museum, Lohit Distt.,Tezy (AP)

On display are tribal costumes and other materials related to the arts and crafts of the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh.

Khonsa District Museum, Tirap Distt., Khonsa (AP)

It is an arts and crafts museum holding the traditional hand woven textiles of the people of Arunachal Pradesh.

District Museum, Changlang Distt. (AP)

It is an ethnographic museum holding the textiles and the costumes worn by different tribes of Arunachal Pradesh.

Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, Itanagar (AP)

It is an ethnographic museum holding photographs of tribals shown wearing tribal costumes and dioramas showing the tribals wearing their tribal dresses. 

Anthropological Museum, Manipur University, Canchipur

An Anthropological museum open only for students, having a collection of Weaving implements and tribal costumes

Manipur University museum, Manipur University Complex, Canchipur

An Anthropological museum showing weaving implements that are used locally by the tribals.

Leimarel Museum and research center, Majjid Road, Paona Bazar, Imphal, West Distt

An ethnological museum having a collection of ethnic textiles. 

Manipur State Museum, Pologround, Imphal

A multi- purpose museum having a gallery on textiles apart from its other attractions.

Ragailong Museum, Ragailong, Minuthong, Imphal

An ethnological museum having a separate collection on the textile of Manipur and some other northeastern states.

State Kala Akademi Museum, Khuman Lampak, Imphal Distt.

It has galleries on the traditional textiles of tribals, Meities and also tribal heads from Manipur.

Tribal Research Institute cum Museum, Chingmeirong Adimjati complex, Imphal

An ethnological museum run by the state government having a collection on the tribal textiles.

Peoplesí Museum, Kakching, Kakching Khullen Paji Leikai, Kakching Bazar

A multi-purpose museum having a collection on the traditional costumes of kings and tribal chiefs. It has a huge collection of the textiles.

Koirei Museum, Koirei Nungbi, Ukhrul Distt.

An ethnological museum having a collection of the tangkhul tribe traditional costumes of the chief and the traditional dance costumes of the tangkhul tribe.

District museum, Barpeta

It has a collection of the textiles based on the Sathriya Vaishnavite culture.

Anthropological museum, Department of Anthropology, Guwahati University, Guwahati

It is an ethnographical and educational museum with collection of the textiles of various tribes of Assam. 

Assam state museum, Directorate of museums, Assam, Guwahati

The museum has diorama related to tribal life and has a good collection of the textiles of the tribes of Assam.

Commercial Museum, Guwahati University, arts building, Guwahati

It has specimens of handicraft products made by the people of Assam. 

Ethnological Museum, Assam Institute of research for tribals and scheduled castes, Guwahati

Purvabharti museum, Nalbari

It is a public trust museum, which holds collection of the tribal costumes.

Sibsagar college museum, Sibsagar

It has a collection of the traditional Assamese dresses.

District museum, Tezpur, Sonipur

An archaeological museum with a collection of the traditional Assamese textiles. 

Salar Jung museum, Hyderabad

Has a collection of the tribal costumes from northeastern India in the gallery dedicated to textiles. 

National handicrafts and handloom museum, Pragati Maidan, Bhairon road, New Delhi

It had a collection and a visual storage of the textiles of northeast India. 

National museum, Janpath, New Delhi.

It has a separate gallery of the ethnographic objects with dummies wearing the tribal dresses and other handloom objects. 

Tribal museum, Thakkar Bapa Smarak Sadan, Dr. Ambedkar Road, New Delhi.

Models and dioramas exhibiting the tribal handicrafts and costumes. 

Calico museum of textiles, Sarabhai foundation, Retreat Shahibag, Ahmadabad

Apart from its other objects, it has a collection of the tribal textiles.

Tribal museum, Tribal research and training institute, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad

It has objects, photos, slides, films etc. showing the textiles of the tribal all over the world including northeast India. 

Arts and crafts museum, Gandhi Smriti, Bhavnagar.

It has the tribal arts and crafts of different states of India including northeastern states. 

Home of folk art, Museum of folk, tribal and neglected art, Sector 4 urban estate, Gurgaon

It has a collection of the traditional tribal textiles of Assam and Nagaland. 

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