Magic with Bamboo in Assam India

Free Thoughts by Ranjit Singh

Assam, North-Eastern State in India is endowed with exceptional natural beauty. It is still not polluted due to industrial expansion. The state has large forests of Bamboo and teak and other trees. Tea is famous all over the world. You will see sprawling tea gardens for miles and miles.

Bamboo is used for making many utility items. Traditional bamboobaskets that evolved through centuries of cultural and functional mediation are a response to a variety of local needs that were ingeniously satisfied by the local craftsmen. These include basket forms that are used for a variety of domestic, farming and fishing activities which are sold in the weekly markets in villages, towns and cities all over Assam. Large trays made from woven mats, structurally stabilized with stiff bamboo splits to form trays, are used for fishing and winnowing, drying, sorting and threshing grains. The fish basket has a wide…

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I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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2 Responses to Magic with Bamboo in Assam India

  1. Pingback: Instantané 48. Bambou | Icezine

  2. Really a nice article to expose our culture and tradition. These are not inanimate objects but for the people of Assam, they bear the life of them.

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