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Products of Cane and Bamboo

Anand Wangkhem (Editor) Gunjan Ray (Editor)

India has a vigorous craft tradition and every tribe excels in craftsmanship: this excellence manifests itself in the various products its state's produces. Varieties of bamboo and cane artifacts are made by the peoples of the states, especially the North Eastern States. For example, Arunachal Pradesh has a vibrant craft tradition and every tribe excels at craftsmanship and their excellence manifests itself in the various products its members produces. The ambit of crafts includes carpet making, masks, painted wood vessels, bamboo and cane crafts, weaving, woodcarvings, Jewellery and other miscellaneous crafts. Assam has excelled in a rich variety of arts and crafts. The panorama encompasses handloom weaving, cane and bamboo works, and fiber craft. Manipur has contributed to the richness and variety of Indian culture with its peculiar blend of traditions. Of the numerous colourful crafts of Manipur, special mention may be made of their textiles, cane and bamboo and mats made of spongy reeds. Meghalaya is known for various art and crafts. Cane and bamboo holds a prime place. Artistic textile weaving and woodcarving is practiced in Garo hills. But the unique craft of this state is Pineapple fiber articles a in which fiber from its leaves is utilized for making various types of nets, bags and purses. Meghalaya's significant crafts include weaving bamboo and cane craft pipes Jewellery and musical instruments. Bamboo and cane works are equally of importance in Mizoram. Nagaland crafts include the weaving, basketry, woodwork and Jewellery making etc. Tripura and Sikkim has a large population of tribals, thus has a tradition of different kinds of crafts. Handloom is the most important craft of the state. Popular handicraft items are bamboo screens, lamp stands, tablemats, sitalpati, woodcarving, silver ornaments and other crafts that are practiced.

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Title Products of Cane and Bamboo
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2011
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Ruby Press & Co.
Language: English
isbn 9788192218243
length 216p., Figures