Apart from one horn rhino,mighty Bhramaputra river,Assam-silk,Bihu dance etc Assam is famous for its beautiful cane and bamboo handicrafts too.A large number of artisans are involved in making of cane and bamboo handicrafts .Assam's forest (mainlyNawgaon,Lakhimpur and North Cachar Hills) are richly stocked with various species of cane and bamboo.We have maximum resources for this ever growing industry comparable with Canada,Sweden,Norway and Finland.
Last evening we visited one of our close friend Kapil (another dentist...we were batch-mates)......his younger brother Naveen owns this shop selling Cane Crafts.I just got greedy and asked him if i could take some pictures for my blogger friends..to which he readily agreed.Last time when we met he was into exporting a lot of these stuffs to other countries ,it came as a surprise to us that now he is not .
They make many things like baskets of varying sizes, floor mats,table mats,table lamp,beer mugs,ladles,spoons,handbags,decorative piece,lamp shades,umbrella handles,walking sticks, key rings ,blinds etc Murrahs(stools) are very popular here ,you find them being used extensively in any Assamese household.
Handbags and Trays.A lot of fishing implements are also made but that is a big subject...i will try to write about it in future.
Naveen provided me this pic of a sofa set of export quality.