Baskets are generally hand woven. The making style of basket differs from country to country and culture to culture and also within the regions in which they are created. The style of basket depends upon the craftsman and the available material in the nearby area. Tripura is the highest bamboo and cane growing state. Basketry is important craftsmanship of Tripura. Mr. Sunil Chandra Nama belongs to a family of traditional cane & bamboo craft from Agartala. He possesses excellent skills in making all types of cane and bamboo products. He is a master of all the techniques involved in the preparation of delicate designs.
Mr. Sunil is a very famous artisan in West Tripura. In 1982, he received the Tripura State Award and the National Award in bamboo crafts. In Agartala, Sunil Nama's major production is bamboo basketry, miniature bamboo products like chains, bracelets, earrings, toys, etc., and tableware products consisting of cups, bowls, plates, and containers. Bamboo stems are acquired from the bamboo tree. These stems split into rough strips. Bamboo strips are coloured using dyeing process and are sundried. Now the process of weaving basket starts using a crisscross pattern.
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