Natural fibres sourced locally from plants are slowly making inroads into the interior decor arena. Preferred by environmentally conscious people these are safe, eco friendly and durable. One such fibre we work with at Rustic Motifs is source from of Banana stem.
An excellent substitute for plastic and paper, banana fibre products are made with no electricity as it is either handmade / hand loomed by skilled women artisans in rural India. After the fruits and the leaves are harvested, the fibres are extracted from the bark of the banana tree by highly experienced women artisans, thereby utilising renewable farm resources.
No chemicals are used in the manufacture of these products.
Banana Fibre is
- Very strong
- Light weight
- It absorbs as well as releases moisture very fast.
- It is bio- degradable and has no negative effect on environment.
- It can be spun through almost all the methods of spinning
Handcrafting banana fibre products is the source of livelihood for many women in the interiors of southern India. The women are trained by NGOs working in this area, ensuring they develop skills and earn a healthy income for their efforts. Some are trained to work on the hand loom and others are trained to make hand woven products.
Post By Merlin Francis