The first task is the collection of raw material from the forests. Once acquired, the stem of the bamboo cutting with a billhook or Dao (cutting tools) into sizes of the desired length. Then the thick bamboo is ready for framing the object, with the thinner strips used for designing and binding.
After heating the bamboo with a kerosene lamp to make it flexible, it is bent and joined with tape, nails, or stitched with other strips, as per requirement. Finally, the product is cleaned with sandpaper and polished with varnish. Then carving on the products and ornamentation using paper, shells, lace, or beads is also seen in some cases. The process differs from product to product.
Artist Name:- Bhupen
Working Profile:- Artist of Bamboo artifacts.
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