Man Tawp or Man Kang

Man Tawp or Man Kang

We have in our tradition called Man Tawp or Man Kang. This is the last bride's price which a son need to pay for his mother after she passed away. A part of the bride's price is left for the son to pay to ensure the continuity of the bond between the families.

My mother left us 24 years ago. The last bride's price settlement for her was pending for long. However my Pute (my mother's family) who are Khongsai by clan, always denied or postponed it fearing this would end our relationship. As it has been pending for too long now, this time when I went home I have paid the final bride's price for my mother. My Pute gave me a Thadou traditional shawl - saipikhup and a big pot according to our custom.

I am glad that I am able to performed my traditional duty.


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