Issue #002, Monsoon, 2019 ISSN: 2581- 9410
Bamboo is locally available in the forests, as it grows wild. It is not cultivated for providing raw material.
Cane is also available locally in the forests.
It is not cultivated and also grows wild. If cane is not available then
substitutes such as plastic are used.
Jute Fiber (Sun
Jute fiber is available from the forests only. Its use is limited and it is not utilized to its maximum potential.
Tools are required for cleaning, splitting and sizing the bamboo sticks.
A Khasi knife called tari
is used to shape the bamboo; as it is of a small size it is used for working on smaller surfaces. A bigger knife attached to a long bamboo stick
is used for cutting bamboo.