The most primitive and the oldest
of arts in
Manipur, is the engravings on rocks at Tharon, Khonpuru and Salunghat. In one engraving there is a depiction
of two Kabui houses drawn on a line which carries 13 heads of buffalo, another
line parallel to this shows 30 heads of buffalo, in between the two lines is the
mithun figure drawn. The drawing in engravings are simple but meaningful. It is
difficult to translate the expression but is sure that the artist has described
the topography, inhabitation and the fauna. more....