Jute items like baskets, hanging lamps, flower vases, hammocks, swings, purses, footwear, table mats etc. are some of the major jute works of Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore and Raipur. Jute is processed into fibres and the craftsmen turn them into a range of products. They go through various methods such as weaving, braiding or crocheting etc. according to the required finish.

Raw Materials

Raw jute
Jute yarn
Handles and zippers
Coloured beads, mirrors and threads
Waste

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Waste

The waste generated is just in the form of cut pieces of jute, which are mostly disposed off.

Tools & Technology

Inch tape
Scissors
Needle
Chaaku or small knives

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Rituals

Process

Cutting and plucking out the Jute plant from the wet land forest area. They are mostly found in places, which are covered with water and mud, as the raw jute plant needs water to grow.

Stacking together the cut and plucked out Raw Jute and dipped into the water and once the Green coloured topcoat gets removed from the raw jute straws, then they are separated

The separated raw jute straws are again stacked in groups and placed diagonally on a slanting position so that the water is poured out and evaporated. Once they are dried they are beaten and are made into loose raw jute fibres which are again dried out

The Dried Raw Jute fibres are brought to the wholesale market by the labourers and they sell it to various NGOs or Govt. organisations.

The raw material is cut into desired lengths and the loose and hard ends are again cut further and the cut pieces are thrown away.

After getting the desired length the raw jute fibres are combed properly so that there are no knots in between. After that they are either dyed or braided with various styles.

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