It's the time uniting legend and reality. A history so rich in creativity and achievement that it has changed the very course of the Handloom and Handicrafts. Generation of dedicated and talented designers and weavers, working with noblest of earth’s treasures, have transformed precious and ordinary fabrics and metals, wood and mud, cane & bamboo into objects of rare beauty and fantasy. Like poet or magicians, weavers and craftsman know the wonder of dreams and mystery of desires.
Assam, as has been remained as a great wonder to the outside world, can boast of its rich varieties of Handicrafts and Handloom. Handicrafts, the magic of art of Assamese craftsmen, a common passion evoking the deep sense with its primitive simplicity and elegance. The famous colorful Assamese Zapi (headgear), Terracotta of Gauripur, Cane Furniture, Bamboo Mug, Table Light, Bamboo Tray and various ative items witness the craftsmanship of Assam.
On the other hand, offering the myriad of colors and contours, its lyrical motifs and design, Assam’s Handloom is always fascinating and praiseworthy. Attention may be deserved for the Eri, Muga (Assamese Silk Dresses) and typical attires for its warm colors and intricate design only. The weavers of this enchanting land weave dreams in their looms. Whether dresses or decorative both the arts are the reflection of rich and variegated cultural traditions. Besides, the Corporation has been trying to showcase the colorful attires of different communities living in Assam and entire North East. The famous Bodo Dakhana and Arnai, colorful Karbi dresses, Rabha dresses, Rabha Wrapper and Muffler with special design and varieties of Naga Shawl (of different tribes) etc. are most demanding handloom items for the domestic and foreign customers too.
Assam Govt. Marketing Corporation Ltd (AGMC), an Assam Government undertaking has been doing best ever since its formation in 1959 for the preservation and promotion of this timeless tradition of Handloom & Handicrafts through a series of marketing schemes to gear up this glorious industry.