“Monochrome” Handwoven Bamboo Wall Plate
Dyed in natural colours, our Bohemian wall plates have been handwoven sustainably in Nagaland using locally sourced bamboo.
Available in small (12” diameter), medium (14” diameter), large (16” diameter).
Comes with an attached hoop at the back.
About the craft
From small disposable baskets for carrying eggs and chickens to bridges and woven walls of houses, bamboo and cane weaving form an intrinsic part of the lives of the people of Nagaland, even having gained ritualistic status in some tribes. While they grow freely in the wild, people today also grow bamboo in their immediate surroundings for ease of access while continuing to collect cane from the forests.
Traditionally, the craft was performed by the older men of the family using the “Dao” or a machete like knife. Once the bamboo is flattened and stripped, it is dyed and woven. In the final step after weaving, it is fired so as to burn off any excess strands and fibres that may be exposed.