Cane, Bamboo, Grass, Fibre of Uttar Pradesh

Cane, Bamboo, Grass, Fibre of Uttar Pradesh

Many centres like Allahabad, Barely, and Varanasi make baskets and other articles from bamboo, cane, and raffia. Each centre has its own style in the use of raffia, locally referred to as mooj. This grass is usually grown on field edges so that it acts as a fence and also keeps stray animals away. The outer stalks of the mooj grass are sun-dried and preserved in tin or wood containers for use. This craft is a part of family tradition and every daughter starts acquiring basket-making skills from an early age. The wide range of bamboo, cane, and raffia products include baskets, trays, wall decorations, and furniture

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