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Bamboo Crafts


Since ancient times, bamboo crafts is achieving significant position in India. As India is one of the leading provider of bamboo and cane. The bamboo craft is well concerned with cane and bamboo and had been a part of Indian crafts giving upliftment to the expression of tribal art and give them better livelihood. Our India is blessed with deft artistry and very soon these crafts developed over here but according to the latest trend and style, the bamboo craft has developed its designs and deftly blended tradition with fashion.

 

The Indian artisans are dexterous in creating bamboo crafts and thus arrays of bamboo items are popular in India and also in abroad. Actually the artisans create variations in their creations. The craftsmen create different items with the help of different bamboos and canes which are generally known as sundi, barjali, harua, golla etc and these are required for fabricating furniture and baskets. Generally, it is found that three species of cane are exploited in commercial quantities- Jati (Calamus tenuis) and Lejai (Calamus floribundus). Some less important qualities like Sundi (Calamus garuba) and Raidang (Calamus flagellum) are also extracted for creating fabulous designs.

 

Bamboo crafts are of two types, namely articles required for daily use and of medium quality which are more suited to local requirements and another is articles of good quality both decorative and functional so as to meet the requirements and tastes of more sophisticated markets. Items like baskets, Chalani, Crossbows, Kula, Khorahi, Dukula or Tukuri, Dala, Duli or Tali, Doon or Kathi, Bamboo Mats etc are some of the Indian states that are famous for creating beautiful bamboo items like mugs for rice beer, hukkas, musical instruments, floor mats, fishing devices and handles. In this respect, the name of Assam, Tripura and West Bengal can be well mentioned. This traditional craft has received great achievement in making winnowing baskets, special pitaras, oval boxes, flower baskets and many more things. Some of the well known bamboo crafts are baskets, chalani, dolls, toys etc that are made in various sizes and fine designs. One of the most attractive and colorful bamboo items is leaf-headgear for tea garden workers and farmers. Beside all this, umbrella handles made of bamboo are a speciality of the northeast. A number of designs such as leaves, plants and creepers are etched on them.

 

Over all it found that Bamboo crafts is getting more popularity in all over India. As such, regarding this the government is deciding to promote this ancient and tribal craft to cover up the international market. Thus, the bamboo crafts have been remaining the backbone of the rural economy of the country.


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Since ancient times, bamboo crafts is achieving significant position in India. As India is one of the leading provider of  bamboo and cane