These are made from cane, bamboo, leaf and grass. A wide variety of items such as visiting card, pen stand, boxes etc. are made in the cottage sector spread in the rural area of the country. However, it is concentrated in the states of Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Tamilnadu and Karnataka. The basket wares find its way to the modern homes all over the world. The industry is highly labour intensive. Most of the items are handmade and hand-woven. Cane belongs to the family of palms. But it is taken as a kind of grass. Cane has a variety of usage on account of its remarkable pliability, strength, flexibility and shinning surface. Weaving is done after splitting the cane to required width and fitness. Bamboo belongs to the grass family. It is usually hollow, round and smooth. Normally bamboo of 3 to 7 years is preferred for making basketry, as it is hard and fibrous. The strips and sticks are treated with chemicals to prevent insect and fungus attack. Packaging ensures that items of lesser dimensions are fitted into larger ones in order to reduce packaging and transportation cost.
Bamboo based products are fancied by customer, for its natural roots, environmental friendliness as well as adding aesthetic beauty. Both household sector as well as corporate sector can use these items.
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