Mishmi silver ornaments are unique and fascinating. The men wear a strap across their chest, laden with silver coins that belong to the pre-independence currency. The coins were used for their ornamental value, and post independence; the small 25p coins replaced the rare silver ones. Source:(gaatha.com)


The most striking feature of the Apatani women is the way they adorn their noses – they insert wooden plugs into their nostrils. Small pegs are put in when they are little girls, and as they grow up, the size of the pegs are increased until they are about 2-3 centimeters across. The custom has been explained …

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The Adi (Dafla, Minyong, Abor, Galong) women wear a distinctive locally made ornament benyop – the belt on which series of three, five, seven or nine brass discs are strung on a cane, screwpine fiber or leather cord. The largest disc, its spiral motif represents the wheel of life, is placed at the centre, the others arranged …

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Bamboo shoot

Bamboo shoot is widely eaten through all the North Eastern States because of its delicate flavour and is a chief component of food in Arunachal Pradesh. The delicious bamboo shoots are used in the dishes of boiled vegetables, cooked meat, pickles and chutneys. Source:(holidify.in)

Pika pila

Pika pila is a famous type of a pickle that is mostly made by the Apatani tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. It is a favourite accompaniment of food in Arunachal Pradesh. Pika Pila is a type of a pickle that is made by using bamboo shoot and pork fat with a little addition of King Chilly. It is hot …

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Another delicacy of the Arunachal Pradesh Food is the Lukter. Nothing complicated, Lukter is a combination of cooked dry meat and chilly flakes from the King chilly or Bhut Jolokia. Like the norm goes with Arunachal, this too is just a side dish meant to be eaten with the rice. Source:(holidify.in)


Pehak is also a side dish delicacy of Arunachal Pradesh Food. Pehak is a type of spicy chutney that is made by the use of fermented soya bean and chilli. The chilly obviously being the King chilly is the main ingredient in this dish as that’s what makes it hot and spicy. The taste of …

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