Sarkanda Grass Furniture of Haryana


The Asiatic Sarkanda grass is used  for a variety of  purposes. The main stalk of sarkanda grass dries up during winter and the grass is harvested. The thick part of the grass is used in making furniture items; its outer skin makes for thatch. The leaf of the grass is called moonj. The moonjis twisted tightly to create ropes. These ropes are then used to create web like structure on charpoi / traditional wood legged rope beds and muda/stool and other pieces of furniture also called muda. Made by aligning sarkanda in a criss-cross construction with two concentric cylindrical layers of reeds, each twisted in opposite directions, to form shallow hyperbolic paraboloids that are locked together by binding ropes at many levels along the cylinder. The structure thus formed is extremely stable and strong. The open edges are cut and bound by rope and fiber trimmings  that are tied along the spine its edges are secured with moonj ropes with which the seat is also woven.

Now a day's many contemporary functional products are made. For instance all sizes of moodas, light weight sofa sets for the garden and living rooms. The other products include varities of baskets, floor mats/ chatai, window and door blinds/chiks, Jhadoo/broom etc.

These is a wide spread craft with craftspeople spread across Gurgaon, Farukhnagar, Rewari, Mayan, Kund, Chandpur, Khori Garhi-Bolni ,Moondreya-Kheraj, Beval, Mahendragarh, Dongra Aheer, Gujjarwaas, Khatripur and Faridabad



     Share on Facebook


ADDRESS LISTING
NOW available addresses of over 60,000 weavers & craftspeople working in more than 1000 crafts categories across India

Updated Weekly

SUBSCRIBE NOW


ARCHIVE

The Asia Inch Encyclopedia is building a permanent, long-term archive of writings that have enduring cultural, historic and evidentiary value. Read the collected writings of -
Ashoke Chatterjee,
Judy Frater,
Paula Manfredi,
Uzramma,
Carolyn Jongeward,

And others

READ MORE


Bookmark and Share
 

Search
 

By Crafts

 
 

By States

 
 
 

To view a list of all the crafts, click on search.