Sikki Grass Basketry:
In Bihar women make baskets and festival figures out of tough sikki grass. This is dyed brilliant colours before being into basket form. This important crafts is centred on the Mithila region of north Bihar.
In areas of heavy rainfall such as the north-east, Bengal, Orissa and the south, rain hats, umbrellas and rain capes are a necessity, and can also provide shelter from the harsh sun. most of the hats are made by sandwiching a layer of dried leaves between two layers of a bamboo net-like structure. The ‘country-made’ umbrellas and rain capes follow similar principles of construction.
grass is woven into these extremely fine handicrafts.
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