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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Products of Cane and Bamboo

Title: Products of Cane and Bamboo 
Editors: Anand Wangkhem & Gunjan Ray
ISBN: 978-81-922182-4-3
First Edition: 2011
Binding: Hard Cover
Price: Rs. 795/-
Category: Forestry, Crafts

About the Book:
Cane and bamboo being the finest natural resource is abundantly available in India, especially in the North East Region of the country. Among the NE states of India, Tripura is famous for its bamboo work, made from split bamboo, so finely done that they acquire an ivory look. The best-known places for basketry and mats are Assam and Bengal. Having abundant raw materials, Assam has a large variety of beautiful products like baskets, hukkas, musical instruments, mugs for rice beer, floor mats, fishing devices and handles. Baskets and mats from Bengal and Tripura look similar. Elegant screens made from split bamboo are a specialty in Tripura. Mizo baskets, made for storing rice, is woven with four long bamboo splints at the corners. Arunachal Pradesh excels in cane and bamboo work with bamboo bridges and cane belts. Orissa has some outstanding items, like articles made from what is known as the golden grass. Manipur has unusual type of baskets, with dome shaped lid made out of bamboo. Tamil Nadu is famed for its kora grass mats. Extremely delicate, and indeed the most aristocratic of mats in the world, are made in Kerala. Square bamboo box made here is perfectly gorgeous with black and white design.

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