Friday, June 12, 2009

Beautiful Cane Handicraft Of Assam

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.


16 comments:

  1. well, i had to look on the internet to see where you are located in india. never heard of assam before but it looks beautiful there. interesting store. i love baskets and rugs. have quite a collection of native american also called indian crafts.

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  2. omg, i love the bags and the furniture. actually, my mom would love to have that sofa set!

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  3. Thank you Lin,Ramesh,Virgo,Patty.

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  4. I love the Assam cane furniture.The photos were very nice.

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  5. hey, i showed my mom the pics of the furniture, she loved them just as i thought. is there any way to purchase these goods??

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  6. @Aparna...thank you.

    Kiana....i just spoke to my friend Kapil , for any inquiry regarding this you can contact them at this
    canecraftassam@hotmail.com.


    Kiana this is the only best help i can offer you.

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  7. I love anything handcrafted 'n handmade. I think India is the best when it comes to handmade art and crafts...what say :))

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    1. You can find beautiful handicraft in KraftInn Site. Do Visit us at KraftInn(dot)com

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  8. Hi Kavita, Is it possible to get Naveen/his shop's phone no.? Tried the nos. available like 0361-2561535,2561532. But cant reach.

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    1. Its 9864093172 cell no

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  9. I will let you know soon .Check this space once more tomorrow .Thanks.

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  10. Hi Runjun u can get in touch with Mr naveen on 9864093172.

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