Straw

Did you know that Rumpelstiltskin was a straw worker?  He spun straw into gold…

Here is another blog post from our natural fibre series.

Straw products can be made with wheat, rye, rice,  or barley stalks.

Straw basketry is completely zero waste.

After the cereals are harvested the leftover stalks are bundled up and used for basketry.

Basketry is a craftsmanship which has changed very little with the passage of time.

There are very few tools required and the raw material is easily available.

Generally women do the basketry.

Basketry is often a social activity, and is carried out collectively in courtyards or under trees. The juiciest gossip, and the latest village news are the hot topics during basketry.

 

We are bringing the crafts back.

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