Friday, April 24, 2009


The varied kind of handicraft produced by Assamese village folks never ceases to amaze me.
Chandika hails from my husband's ancestral village Namkhola.This Rongali Bihu she gifted me this beautiful blue handmade bisoni(fan).She uses thinly sliced bamboo sticks,old used wool or colored threads,old clothings to make these beautiful fans.She made her very first bisoni at the age of eleven,whole house was very happy about it ..they had duck for dinner that night...until they discovered later that she cut her father's brand new muffler to get some wool.
Right now she is busy making a new one.AMAZING.