Wooden stand along with bamboo.
Sickle to cut the nylon threads
Saw is used to cut the sleek bamboo sticks.
Bamboo sticks used while making mats.
Rubber pads tied to the nylon threads.
Sleek bamboo sticks tied to make mats.
Equal length of sleek bamboo sticks cut and held.
Strips are fasten one after other with the help a nylon thread
Big bamboo strip is fasten at the end which acts as counter weight to mat
Unwanted length of strips are trimmed
Extra length nylon threads are also trimmed
A good length of chick mat completed.
Bamboo is a well-identified plant all over the world; predominantly in Asian countries especially in India bamboo is very famous since epic age. Lord Krishna is associated with it as his flute was made of bamboo, so bamboo is more ancient than Krishna i.e. more ancient than the poet who apprehended the idea of Krishna.
Gujarat is very famous for handicrafts, one among them is ‘Chick mat making’. A glimpse of West Indian handicrafts helps us to realize that West India is filled with the large number of talented people who are well versed in artistic works. These crafts are not only known to people of India but also it is famous all over the globe. People of South Gujarat mainly depend on making variety of crafts out of bamboo and earn their living. Whole of the family members work jointly in preparing this chick mat making and it is their family occupation. Tools and Raw materials for making Chick Mat are bamboo, sickle, saw, bamboo sticks and rubber pads., Etc.