large-cardamom
Large Cardamom (Amomum subulatum)

Alainchi fiber or chandan fiber is made from the stem of the large cardamom plant, a popular spice in Nepal. The plant is grown predominantly in the eastern hill region, though it is cultivated in more than 37 districts of Nepal. After the cardamom fruit is cultivated, the long stem (ranging between 3 to 5 feet) are dispose off in the riverbanks and field. They cannot be digested by animals or used as fertilizer, making them ideal materials for handicraft.

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