‘Tap’ or ‘Tapkil’ or ‘Tapsak’ is a fireplace in Hmar

Tap or Tapkil is a fireplace in Hmar language. It is a place where the womenfolk prepared food for the entire family. And, during winter it is one of the favourite spots in the house for both young and old people.

Tap or Tapkil or Tapsak is a fireplace  equivalent to a kitchen in Hmar language. It is a place where the women prepare food for the entire family. The fireplace is usually located at one corner of the house and during winter, it is one of the favourite spots for both young and old people. Photo contributed by Oliver Intoate

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