Machetes in Mokokchung, Nagaland. Read more about northeast India on Unakriti. #northeastindia #northeast_india #backpackingseries #crafts #nagaland #mokokchung #machete #dao #daav #mechetevendor #naga #agritool #huntingtool #safetytool

How is the machete an integral part of northeast Indian lifestyle?

Wondering why men and women in NE India carry a machete?
– Machete is referred as dao or daav locally and is typically handcrafted.
– It is an agrarian tool used in the fields by people of northeast India.
– A machete or daav doubles up as a personal safety instrument.
Read more in NE India book – Backpacking North East India: A Curious Journey.

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