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Gujarat State
Handloom & Handicrafts
Development Corporation Ltd.

Bamboo Work

The universal technique of basketry and mat making practiced by the tribals in parts of Gujarat exude design sensibility of the artisans expressed in the simplest vocabulary.

Natural dry bamboo or cane is split into required widths and the pieces are woven together usually with the warp approaching out from the central base.

Tribals from Baroda make baskets, masks and flutes. Jodija Pahwai, a special double flute, is made in Banni and kutch. The tribal belt of Dahod, Dangs, Rajpipla, Narmada, Bharuch, Tapi, Navsari and Valsad are famous for their baskets, trays, boxes, mats, and musical instruments. The impetus provided by the success of these items led to the tribals venturing into making of domestic decorative items.