Tripura is a state in Northeast India. The Kokborok-speaking Tripuri people are the major group among 19 tribes and many sub-tribes. It has heavy rain due to the tropical savanna climate. Therefore, it is the highest bamboo and cane growing state. The state is known as the bowl for bamboo and cane handicrafts in India. Bamboo is used to make mats, baskets, hand-held fans, accessories, and interior decoration products. Wood and cane are used to create an array of furniture, utensils, idols, and other products. The handicrafts of Agartala, the capital of Tripura, are intricate and thoroughly decorated. They specialize in a wide range of screens, baskets, wall panels, planters made of gossamer-thin bamboo strips. A solid but thinly split bamboo pasted on plywood to make wall panels. For making containers, bamboo is turned on a hand lathe machine. The tribe community's womenfolk make bamboo trays, house-hold items, and jewelry pieces in their free time from the house-hold duties. Mr. Mitan Debnath, a bamboo artist from Tripura, makes 100 to 1000 baskets from one completely grown bamboo.
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