Cane is sourced by peeling the outer layer of a Rattan plant’s stem. This raw material is responsible for almost single-handedly leading the movement towards a more earthy decor and lifestyle, that people are now turning to. What has really made cane so popular is its docility and tensile strength that makes it easy to create truly anything out of it. Cane is both malleable thus can be designed for a variety of purposes and carries within it an innate sturdiness that makes rattan or cane products family heirloom truly. Today, cane is being used to weave and make a variety of objects such as furniture, baskets, walking sticks and many more.
Bamboo a heritage flora for the north-east of India. It is found abundantly there and the species indigenous to the place are- Dendrocalamus Strictus and the Bambusa Arundinacea. This has not only made the artisans skilled and innovative over the years but also helps them keep their entrepreneurial spirit alive. Since ages, bamboo has been used to make utility goods such as storage bins, baskets, racks and so on. While it has only recently been reintroduced to our lives, bamboo and its craft never left the houses of our people in north-east India and many other communities across the world even
This grass-like plant belongs to the Cyperaceae family and is found abundantly in the state of Manipur. Originally made for utility purposes by the locals only, the skills used to make kauna items are slowly finding thriving markets thus helping keep the craft alive along with sustaining livelihoods. Kauna cushions for instance is a more popularly used item by the people and is alowly finding takers across the world as well.
Locally called as Meteka, Water Hyacinth is wild, uncontrollable and abundant. Communities have found a way to deal with the wild weed by taming it into something beautiful. The weed is first gathered and then cleaned and dried that strengthens it while also making it malleable at the same time.