What are the skills required for bamboo weaving?
Personal Attributes: A Bamboo Mat Weaver should have good eyesight, hand- eye coordination, motor skills and vision (including near vision, distance vision, colour vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to change focus).
What are the possible reasons for the decline of bamboo weaving?
Poor harvest methods especially during the clear cutting of bamboo for bean-stakes and stakes for house wefts seems to be the remote cause of the bamboo forest decline. Other causes for the bamboo forest decline are damages caused by insect borers and climber loads on the bamboo stems.
What are the uses of bamboo weaving?
Bamboo weaving is a traditional craft, in which bamboo is used as a raw material and woven into patterns or implements by craftsmen using a variety of weaving methods. Bamboo furniture manufacture can include the bamboo weaving process, which is rich in variety and has both practical function and aesthetic value.
Where is bamboo weaving done in India?
In India, basket weaving is an ancient art. Indigenous communities developed special shapes and patterns of baskets based on their local traditions, needs and techniques. Today it is a well-developed art form with concentrations in Dakshin Dinajpur, Uttar Dinajpur, Malda, Murshidabad, Bardhhaman and Bankura.