Q. With reference to “Apatani Tribe” consider the following statements:
1.Jilan is a shawl woven by the tribe.
2.They are mostly the followers of Hinduism.
3.Hereileu is a major festival celebrated by the tribe.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Statement 1 is correct. The tribe predominantly weaves shawls known as jig-jiro and jilan or jackets called supuntarii.
Statement 2 and 3 are incorrect. The most followed religion by the tribe is Donyi polo, the faith of praying to the sun (Ayo Danyii) and the moon. The major festivals of Apatanis are the Myoko, Dree, Yapung and Murung.