Rattan (Calamus tenuis)

Rattan is a climbing, vine like plant that intertwines itself through and over other vegetarian and is known to grow up to hundreds of meters long. It is slender spiny stems which act as hooks to aid climbing over other plants. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests or moist mountains. In Nepal, it is found from the eastern to western regions from the Terai to the mid hills. Rattan’s strength, flexibility and lightness make it excellent material for furniture.

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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 ..