The food, art and crafts stalls are a big part of Hornbill Festival; locals and tourists flock in to indulge themselves in some local food and drinks every year, experiencing the rich culture and traditions of different Naga tribes. The food stalls offer some delicious food items prepared by chefs who are ardent food enthusiasts themselves! For the arts and crafts junkies, the Bamboo Pavilion displays a variety of handicrafts, decor products, handmade necklaces, books by Naga writers, etc. for sale.
Here are few of the MANY interesting stalls we came across this year at the festival.
Chefs Asin Shurhozelie (Left) and Asen Jamir (Right) of ‘The Bowl’ welcoming visitors to their food stall at Kisama Heritage Village, Nagaland
Volunteers Paudwa Elunglung (Left) and his friends from the ‘Benreu Students Union’ preparing some mouth-watering barbecued food at the Kohima Night Bazaar food stall.
Macramé (curtains by Lem on display inside the Bamboo Pavilion stall at Kisama. The ‘LEM’ stall offers a range of beautiful macrame wedding backdrop products, home decor supplies like macrame wall hangings, hanging chairs and dream catchers.
Chefs Imlikokba Aier (Left) and Kumzuk posing for a photograph outside their stall ‘Brutus: Drinks & Soup’ with SC Jamir and his wife (ex-Chief minister, Nagaland and Governor of Orissa)
We hear this stall offers the freshest juices and cocktails made from locally sourced fruits! Also highly recommended are their lip-smacking finger foods and their special bacon soup. Apparently, all their drinks are named after their dogs, so each drink comes with a tinge of the dogs’ character! Go meet them and try out their drinks at heir stall near the WWII Museum, Kisama.
Explore some interesting traditional attires – from high fashion to daily wear at “The Bamboo Pavilion” stall, set up by local entrepreneur Loreni Sophia (left) from Dimapur.
Visitors shopping for local artefacts and crafts at the Bamboo Pavilion, Kisama.
The Bamboo Pavilion is set up like a mini mall with shops exhibiting handlooms and handicrafts for sale by local entrepreneurs, giving you that traditional shopping experience!
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