Cane & Bamboo Crafts of Bangladesh

Cane & Bamboo Crafts of Bangladesh


The use of natural fibres like cane and bamboo is perhaps the most universal of all the crafts practised throughout the world. In Bangladesh fibres, reed, cane and bamboo have provided the rural people with most of their essential requirements; the huts in which they dwell, the mats for prayer and sleep, baskets, sieves and trays for various uses, caskets for storage of harvested crops. Baskets and mats are made everywhere in Bangladesh and an old Bengali proverb says that so fine and delicate should these be that they “can be rubbed on the eye without hurting”

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