Varieties of products are made using the palm leaf such as baskets, fruit baskets, mats, pen stands, flower vases and gift boxes. The baskets are used for multi purposes as storage containers as well as decorative items. Different colors are used for the products, which are very eye-catching. The traditional baskets are mainly woven by the women in the household. At the early period the baskets were mainly used for carrying rice to the relative’s house during marriages or packaging gifts and containers filled with offerings to give at family functions and rituals.
New innovation with designs and patterns according to the modern customers taste are made to increase the market for these products. Colorful beads are added to the products, which enhances the beauty of the products. The crafts are made during the off-season and also during the leisure times of the women in the home. The women artisans involved in making these baskets also support their family financially. The products made are durable for many years and washable.
The artistically made basket has high demand in domestic markets as well as in International markets.