Vellore is a city of Tamil Nadu, southern state of India. The state is known for its culture and heritage, temples and architecture, dance, music and art, everything seems so saintly and stands tall for its unique characteristics. The city Vellore is located on the banks of Palar River in the north-eastern part of the state. For its high temperatures one can find palm tree plantation highly at the region. The palm trees have been great support to the people. The incomes that the people get from palm trees help them uplift their living.
The Palm trees are basically found growing at tropical regions. They are abundant and grow well in tropical areas. They are most commonly seen throughout Africa, South America, Arabian Peninsula, Southeast Asia, northern Australia, the islands of tropical parts of Pacific Ocean, Mexico, Hawai and some areas of United States. They have bright green leaves that grow as clusters or singularly arranged at the top of the stem. The palm trees have flowers small and white. The Palm trees grow better at sandy area where the roots can penetrate through the soil well and can survive without rain for a good time. The leaves of palm trees when dried are used to make attractive products. The leaves of palm trees are sleek and long and provide good shade. These palm trees belong to Arecaceae family, which is also called as Palmae.
Everything of palm tree is put to use - the coir, palm sticks, the leaves fruit and the drink that is made. Hence palm trees are an important asset to the people. At Vellore the use of palm leaves is eminent and supports the living of the respected families who live on palm tree plantation. The people managing the household work simultaneously indulge in working with these palm leaves. According to the client’s order the product is weaved and finished. Five to six people (women basically) work in a group and accomplish the task. It is more like a small scale working section which runs to uplift the living and also carry the practice of palm leaf craft.