Cylindrical Basket cum Planter
Handwoven in Orissa state in India
Handloomed Sabai Grass (Eulaliopsis binate) Planters are sustainable alternatives that attribute storage of plant pots, vibrant colors showcasing a distinctive look, and supplement utility with zero tolerance for non-biodegradable disposal.
Dimensions- L- 25.6 x 25.6 x 25.6 cm
S- 20.48 x 20.48 x 20.48 cm
Materials- Sabai Grass
Time to make- 4-5 days
Story- Inspired by modern approach to traditional art, the product is handcrafted by the local artisans of Balasore District in Orissa, India. A group of skilled women artisans bring the product to life, aligning meaning with utility. The shared awareness inspires them towards a holistic approach to livelihood making. Devoid of basic opportunities, these women strive for self-realization of immediate goals, thereby, adding value to the life of urban users.
Their sense of ownership is beautifully reflected in their art. The product is an outcome of determined hard-work over a period of 4-5 days. The chain of processes involved signify the fortitude artisans put in. The utility is alleviated by the usage of unadulterated colors, free from chemical influence. A “must add” to the urban front of a modern household.
About the Artisan Group- The artisan cluster is headed by Nirupama Jena, a mother of two daughters who aspires to bring financial independence to her group. A willing and skilled artisan, she commands the network of finely tuned processes that range from cutting and clearing of sabai grass, soaking in water, braiding, drying, coloring, and finishing. The trade resides within the rural communities of Balasore district of Orissa, India.
She supports her circle comprising men and women who work as per their inclination, dispersing the work timings into shifts. The basic ideology imparts an uncompromising attitude towards challenges, thereby, upholding the true sense of craftsmanship.
Count of Artisans- 180
Longitude, latitude of place of origin- 21.4934° N, 86.9135° E
Care- use of wet fabric to clean the surface