This non-traditional craft has acquired a lot of attention as an effort on the part of the government to finding new avenues of employment for the unemployed. The challenge is to use common - often waste - materials and transform them into artistic and marketable wares. Foreign expertise and training is also been aspect of these non-traditional crafts; Japanese influence is visible in artificial flower making.
A minor craft, this has become very popular in recent times due to its attractiveness and myriad uses. This is a non-traditional craft practised dominantly by women. The knowledge-base for this family-based craft, craft has been acquired mainly from foreign expertise or from local instructors.
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