A basket is a container that is traditionally constructed from stiff fibers. It can be made from a variety of materials, including wood splints, runners, and cane. Baskets are generally hand woven. Special patterns of baskets were evolved according to tradition and culture. The making style of basket differs from country to country and culture to culture. Tripura is the highest bamboo and cane growing state. Basketry is important craftsmanship of Tripura. The different baskets woven out of bamboo stripes in most rural Tripura households include Jamatia firewood basket, Riang carrying baskets, Karawala Tukri, Laii, Sempa Khari, Date basket, Grain storage basket, Dull and Sudha - the traditional fish trap and fish basket.
Mr. Sunil Chandra Nama possesses excellent skills in making all types of cane and bamboo products. In 1982, he received the Tripura State Award and the National Award in bamboo crafts. In Agartala, Sunil Nama's major production is bamboo basketry, miniature bamboo products like chains, bracelets, earrings, toys, etc., and tableware products consisting of cups, bowls, plates, and containers. It's all made up of natural bamboo found in this region.
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