Palm leaf strips are dyed in different colors
Blade and cutter used to cut the palm leaf
Needle and thread is used for stitching and supporting tools
Colorful beads are weaved to the baskets to give more attraction
Beautifully designed Palm leaf baskets
Vibrant colors are used to make it look more elegant
The baskets are used for multi purposes
Line patterns are drawn using 50 paise coin tied in cloth and dipped in the red color
As palm leaf baskets are flexible and are easily deformable they have to be double-layered
Multi color strips are weaved for design patterns
The baskets are durable and re-usable
The baskets can also be used for gift packaging
Palm leaf baskets are made of very intricate designs, which have a special attraction. The products are mainly used for local or daily activities. The palm leaf basketry is locally called as "Kottans" in Tamil Nadu. The experienced and skilled artisans develop new varieties of designs according to the taste of the local people and market. The products made are durable, which lasts for longer time.
Varieties of products are made using the palm leaf such as baskets, fruit baskets, mats, pen stands, flower vases and gift boxes. The baskets are used for multi purposes as storage containers as well as decorative items. Different colors are used for the products, which are very eye-catching. New innovation with designs and patterns according to the modern customers taste are made to increase the market for these products. Colorful beads are added to the products, which enhances the beauty of the products. The products made are durable for many years and washable.
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