Every tribe here has its own story to tell. Traditional handmade clothes, furniture, food are traditional products that match their unique style and traditional knowledge. Machine goods have captured the whole market worldwide, so these online shopping websites give buyers a fresh range of products, that are raw and authentic and that too delivered to your doorstep. Here is a list of online sites that can give you access some unique products from the North east of India.
It is the largest online store for products from Northeast India. It covers all the 8 Northeast states Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Tripura. The website has a network across all the 8 states and its artisans and suppliers. This e-commerce venture of Catena Technologies Private Limited, a company registered and based in Bangalore, GISKAA is an acronym formed by taking the initial letter of the names of the capitals for each of the 8 northeastern states. G- Guwahati/Gangtok, I- Imphal/Itanagar, S-Shillong, K- Kohima, A- Agartala, A-Aizwal. They basically deal in hand woven clothing, home and kitchen materials, food and beverages, office accessories, soft toys and soaps, etc.
Meghanath Singh, Founder & CEO, Catena Technologies Private Ltd says, “We have fulfilled about 500 orders so far across India. User traffic is doing pretty good. We presently have about 1,200 visitors daily with a growth rate of 60% week on week. Our highest selling products at this moment are pickles, eco-friendly water reed fashion accessories and Longpi Black Pottery kitchen items.”
IT showcases the handiworks of the tribes from Meghalaya and Assam. This website was formed with a motive to give the traditional weavers a platform to showcase their handmade products. People around the world here can access products by artisans from the Assamese and Karbi tribes, and products like shawls, bags, sarongs and jackets are its highest selling products.
IT is a big online shopping portal of unique products from all over India that is traditional, ethnic, vintage, organic and natural. They also dealing products originating from the Northeast like furniture and garments by Kraft inn that are made from Assam silk and jewelry like junbiri, jaapi, dhol etc. Kraftinn is run by two entrepreneurs from Jorhat, Assam. Kraftinn products are also being delivered from different sites other than craftsvilla.com, like Amazon.in and eBay. in. They also offer various products like lamp shades made from bamboo.
IT is a leading global online shopping portal in Indian ethnic fashion. A perfect shop offering the widest variety of popular and what is trendy in ethnic fashion, with wedding sarees and lehengas to contemporary Indo-western outfits, as well as an exquisite collection of jewelry, traditional wedding accessories, handbags, footwear, and more. One can buy Assamese mekhla chadar as well, popularly known as two piece sarees and also sarees made out of toss silk and pat silk.