Film about Manipur and their customs. Begins with WS of a marketplace. Many women sit under umbrellas sifting thread. Others pour rice into bowls. LS of pottery for sale. Various shots of jewelry. A woman models jewelry she is winning to sell. Shots of women with short hair, representing maidenhood, they smile and giggle. Cuts to men and women sewing and designing clothes and accessories to be used in traditional dance. They work on fans, dresses, and a veil. CU of a man sewing and working the needle through the fabric. They twist the dresses to assure accuracy. Shots of young girls dancing the traditional dance. Ends with a young woman dancing in the veil and traditional dress.