Cane and Bamboo

Cane and Bamboo
Extensive use of wood over the ages for furniture and other products has challenged the environment more than ever before. The population of trees and forests is ever receding. This increasing need for wood has been beautifully supplemented by cane and bamboo. These eco-friendly products are light in weight and have their own style and elegance. These products have a high life with minimum maintenance and are at par with wood, if not better. Strips of bamboo and various types of canes are extensively used to manufacture different utility and decorative items. Mats, lamp shades, trays, baskets are weaved and knitted by the skilled hands of the artisans. Cane and bamboo can also be converted into strong and unique furniture, which are very popular now. Jewelry, bags and handbags are the other popular items of this craft.

Cane and bamboo are the two most commonly-used materials in daily life in Assam. Products ranging from household implements to construction of dwelling houses to weaving accessories to musical...
The state of Kerala in south India is a perfect destination for tourism, holidays, health care, yoga, meditation and art & culture. Kerala has a tradition of making beautiful items of handicrafts...
Tripura is known for its elegant cane and bamboo handicrafts with beautiful weaving and attractive designs. The styles are unique and are practiced by different tribes and communities belonging to...
Bamboo is cultivated all over Karnataka and gets ready for use in three to four years. Craftsmen design wall hangings, baskets, furniture, lamp shades, mats, coasters and stands. Items made are of...
Cane and bamboo is grown here in abundance and it is said, very correctly that in Nagaland, life begins in a cot of bamboo and ends in a coffin of bamboo. The Nagas are excellent at making, cane and...
Artisans or Basket weavers who are present almost all over the state practice basket making craft or basketry. Various utility items like kiltu ? large conical basket for storing grain, cushion-like...
Bamboo is deeply rooted in local folk traditions. Bamboo is used extensively owing to its great tensile strength and relative cheapness. In Jammu, where bamboo grows on the Shivalik range of hills...
The creeper plant Cane or rattan is known as Himalayacalamus falconeri while the Tamil reed bamboo is known as Ochlandra wightii (Munro). These fibres are used primarily for making furniture, bowls,...
The cane and bamboo craft exists in almost all the villages in the interior of Sikkim and the skilled artisans here offer a distinguished range of products.
Raffia or mooj(as it is known as locally) is used in various style along with bamboo and cane to make variety of baskets, furniture, trays and wall decorations. The center at Barielly is very popular...
Craft of making various utility items using cane, bamboo and grass is practised in India for ages. A special type of grass which is golden white in colour is available in plenty around the national...
In the hot and dusty plains of north India, chiks have traditionally been used to keep out the dust as well as the blinding heat of the hot summer afternoons and, thus, to keep the inside cool. This...
Cooch Bihar produces a special kind of cane which is known as Mutra cane. Mutra cane is the basic or the raw material for preparing shitalpati. The local artists of Cooch Bihar goes through the...
Cane and bamboo is available in plenty in the hilly state of Meghalaya. The fibre grows very fast and some variety can even grow by a meter per day. Many varieties are available here. Bamboo is used...
Cane and bamboo craft in Manipur is an integral part of their daily life. It is a traditional craft and has been practiced from time immemorial. Initially these natural fibres were used to make...
The tribal belt of Mizoram are Christians and have a tradition of crafts. Women are mostly involved with weaving and the men are into cane and bamboo crafts. Like in other states of the hilly north-...
Tribals of Baroda make baskets, masks, flutes. Jodija Pahwai special double flute, is made in Banni and Kutch. Tribals in Dahod and Dangs area are famous for their baskets, trays, boxes, mats and...
Cane and Bamboo have a very close and old relationship with mankind. Cane and bamboo craft is believed to be the oldest creation of man and is considered to be the oldest craft which was initiated in...
The Chota Nagpur plateau region is thickly populated with bamboo grooves and the tribes of the region are masters in making exquisite baskets, cane products and other utility items. The tropical...
Bamboo craft is an age old craft practiced extensively due to its great qualities. Haryanas mudas or the low stools are made from the locally available munj grass. These stools are in vogue these...
In Tripura, a number of handicraft items are fabricated out of bamboo mats where bamboo splits form the weft in a cotton or rayon warp. The raw material, found in abundance in the area, are the...
The artisans of Cane and bamboo crafts of Maharashtra make various decorative and utility items. Furniture for home, office and resorts are made. Also made are Institutional furniture which includes...
The north-eastern region of India is richest as far as production and use of cane and bamboo and its products is concerned. The cane or bamboo is split. These thin splits are as bright as ivory. They...
Arunachal Pradesh has 16 major tribes of whom the Adi group is the largest in number, followed by Nishi, Wancho, Monpa, Nocte, Tagin, Apa Tani, and Hill Miri . Every tribe has its own customs and...
Raffia or mooj(as it is known as locally) is used in various style along with bamboo and cane to make variety of baskets, furniture, trays and wall decorations. The center at Barielly is very popular...