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Khwairamband Bazar

Khwairamband Bazar/Khwairamband Market Manipur

Famous for the colourful handmade items of Manipur, Khwairamband Bazaar of the state is located in the capital city of Imphal. This bazaar is ruled by Manipuri women. There are around 3000 women who run the shops of the market. These women are called Imas, meaning mothers. The bazaar is also known as Nupi Keithel and Ima Bazaar deriving its name from the women who run it. The market area is spread on both sides of the Khwairamband Road. One side of the market is dedicated to the wonderful handloom items which are very popular among tourists. The other side of the market is full of vegetables, fruits and fishes. Other items found in this market are cosmetics, household utensils and beautiful jewellery. Various types of handicrafts such as shawls, bedsheets and Manipuri dresses can be bought from this market. Plaited Osiers are one of the famous handicrafts of Manipur.

There is a street near the Khwairamband Bazaar where beautifully weaved cane baskets and furniture are on sale. Their beauty clearly shows that the craftsmen of Manipur are highly skilled in the art of weaving. These products are durable and can be used for years together. Take your pick!
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