Bamboo is a plant which has large diversity in species. From ages , bamboo is used for craft work.
Chattisgarh's traditional craft include other crafts like , dhokra- bell metals work, loha shilpa- wrought iron craft,ghodna painting etc, about which I will be sharing in coming posts.
Bamboo craft in India:
Wide range of species of bamboo are found in India. Its majorly grown in North-East states of India and in Western ghats too. Bamboo craft might have started with making household items like mats, baskets, hand fan etc. Now the bamboo craft covers wide varieties of household as well as decorative items including furniture.
Bamboo craft of Chhattisgarh :
Chattisgarh is a North-Eastern state of India. Due to its forest cover and availability of bamboo, make this state major producer of bamboo products. The tribal regions of Chattisgarh are main centres for production of bamboo craft. The tribal craftsmen here make many kinds of bamboo items.
Different items made using bamboo:
Recently I could visit one such shop in a craft fest. Traditional bamboo baskets have evolved through centuries. Now we can get different kinds of baskets , purses and bags.
|Purses and bags made of bamboo|
And also many decorative items:
Bamboo furniture is nowadays very popular , because of their affordability and also beauty. Chattisgarh bamboo craft includes furniture to cater to different needs, from small chair to sofas :
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