Cane & Bamboo of Andaman & Nicobar

Cane & Bamboo of Andaman & Nicobar


Basketry is a traditional craft of the islands and beautiful cane baskets, made out of thin cane twigs that are not split, are used by the women for carrying market produce and for storage. A cheaper and rougher kind of basket is used by labourers engaged in construction work. Other products being crafted include hats made of palm leaves and bamboo strips and cane furniture, which is made to order in Cellular Jail. Cane and bamboo work is also carried on by settlers from Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. They generally follow the designs provided or copy designs from old catalogues, and can make different products according to requirements.

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