New products at bamboo expo

December 08, 2014 08:04 am | Updated 08:04 am IST - KOCHI:

Bamboo toilets on display at Kerala Bamboo Fest 2014 in Kochi. Photo: Vipin Chandran

Bamboo toilets on display at Kerala Bamboo Fest 2014 in Kochi. Photo: Vipin Chandran

The world of bamboo continues to surprise. If bamboo seed paayasam is now quite common to Kochiites, they can take a look at items of clothing from bamboo fibre at the ongoing exhibition of bamboo-based products on Marine Drive as part of Kerala Bamboo Fest 2014.

The organisers of the exhibition, Kerala State Bamboo Mission, have even set up a loom at the centre of the exhibition enclave where a live demonstration is on. Hand-crafted furniture, art works, articles for flower arrangements, items of daily household use like the simple puttu-maker and mats are also on display. In the midst of these products, there is a large gathering in front of a stall managed by artisans from Assam. At the entrance to the bamboo expo pavilions are toilets built with bamboo. The 11th edition of Kerala Bamboo Fest is on till Tuesday on Marine Drive. It has brought workers together from States like Chattisgarh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland.

Top News Today

Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.