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by Vinay Jain January 27, 2017 0 Comments

North East is a vital part of India considering its abundance of natural resources availability and the willingness of local people to utilise it. It is a place where you would find best looking artistic handiwork of Bamboo handbags among other many lovely handicrafts. So, what makes this particular handiwork so captivating? Let’s See.BAMBOO HANDBAGS

The extensive of use of wood and the adverse effects causing on environment is one serious problem. The population of forest has receded than ever before. But fortunately, the exponential need of wood is rightly fulfilled by cane and bamboo. These vital natural products are eco-friendly in nature and have their own utility and significance. North East is nourishing for the best growth of Bamboo and hence one can see large amount of Bamboo plantation in the region. Local people from the area know precisely how to make use of natural resource and turn it into something utterly creative. Among many ravishing handiwork products from North East, Bamboo handbag is certainly the most mesmerising handiwork. The process of making these handbags is an artistic work that has been practised by the locals from years now. There are certain facts about Bamboo which makes it so interesting:

  • Bamboo is a kind of a grass. The bamboos are a subfamily of flowering perennial evergreen plants in the grass family Poaceae (Gramineae).
  • One of the most amazing qualities of Bamboo is its ability to grow. It grows on average 1.6 feet per hour.
  • Bamboo is considered as a boon for environment; it consumes carbon dioxide faster and releases Oxygen 30 times more than any other plants.
  • No infection grows on Bamboo. An innate bio agent named Bamboo Kun prevents bacteria and other pathogens to grow on it.

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Bamboo is a prominent resource of livelihood for people over 2 billion all over the world. It is one significant source for many creative handicrafts in different parts of world. Bamboo benefits rural-urban communities because of its vitality as it can be a good source of nutrition (with bamboo shoots), restore the quality of land by recapturing water for agriculture, land protection etc.  In North East, Bamboo is primarily used to make best quality products made out of local handiwork culture. The creative work of making Bamboo handbags is fine specimen of skilled craftsmanship of the region.  Making these handbags is a traditional work for many families and they are doing it diligently from generations to generations. The excruciating process of making handicrafts involves the strips of bamboo (cane) , determination and of course the creative skills to make one handicrafts. Traditional handiwork artisans usually take 2-3 hours to make one handbag. On an average they make 700-900 handbags per month depending on the demand. People’s involvement and interest is gradually increasing in handicrafts, making the demand for such handbags rise-up over the years.

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Few know that World famous prestigious brand GUCCI had a collection of handbags mad out of Bamboo! It is consider as a most remembered creation by the fashion critic of the world. Bamboo patterns were featured on variety of other exciting products like head scarves, watch straps and golden stiletto heels. This shows how enchanting the crafts made out of Bamboo can become. It is not only efficient but trendy as well as elegant.

eco-friendly bamboo bagsOver the years many interesting variants of Bamboo handbags have come up. Many big brands have their own fashion label on the bag made out of Bamboo, which certainly denotes the market need and demand for this lovely handiwork; albeit the charm of handbags that is essentially handcrafted by creative workmen is un-matchable. The perfection, the style, the creativity and the quality is the best you can get. Bamboo handbags also add to the economy of North East which makes it vital source of money for many artisans. Moreover, the richness of tradition and excellence of craftsmanship is well reflected through the bamboo crafts of North East India and these aspects certainly enrich the overall Indian craft traditions most eloquently!


 




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