Pater (Typha Angustifolia)

Cattail, Pater in Nepali is an erect perennial aquatic herb ranging from 3 to 10 feet found in wetlands, marshes, ponds, lakes and bodies of water. In Nepal, they grow in riversides and wetlands throughout the Terai region. The flower head is a compact spike in the shape of elongate cylinder, which is composed of tiny seeds. The linear and long leaves are used to make household materials like mats.

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Towards tharu basketry

Towards the preservation of Tharu Basketry Culture The Tarai, southern belt of Nepal, is famous for basketry crafts, Mithila arts, and natural fiber floorings. The Tharu women, indigenous in that regi..

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CPLSUW project

The Conservation of Phewa Lake through Sustainable Use of Water Hyacinth (CPLSUW) project focuses to design a possible solution to control the widespread water hyacinth infliction in Phewa Lake by pro..


Nurturing weaving skills

Nurturing weaving skills based on natural fibers: a way towards women empowerment On 25 April, 2015, a powerful earthquake measured 7.3 in Richter scale struck with its epicenter at remote village of ..