We've mostly heard of bamboo furniture, but at the #sisirsaras2019 held in Bhubaneswar I was pleasantly surprised to see furniture made of a different grass hitherto used for baskets, bins and mats.
There was a garden table with chairs, a garden basket chair with a footstool that could double up as a side table, and a lounger as well. Swipe to see the pics of each.
The best part however is that it's completely made by women artisans, who were there themselves, talking and promoting it. I take pride that young girls and old women as well in Odisha contribute to household income, sometimes running the house by themselves. Here I also feature the lady artisan I met there.
Back to the product - It was definitely sturdy ( a number of people rested there taking a break from shopping) and looks great as well. What say? Guess which grass it is? Not adding the hashtag just yet ;)
Hint: think Odisha and locally available
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