Woven bamboo products (2)
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Bamboo Research Division, RISF, China. 2001. Woven bamboo products (2). INBAR, Beijing, China
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Woven bamboo products manufacturing units
The production of woven products is a traditional technology that has been practiced for more than a thousand years, and is widely distributed in southern China. Manufacturing woven products combines traditional weaving skills with modern technology. The majority of the remaining mills are grouped as cottage and small-scale enterprises. In China, there are various bamboo woven products including baskets, trays, jars, boxes, cases, vases, folding screens, models of animals and figures, buildings, furniture, lamps and lanterns, bags, toys, fans and mats. Some are graceful pieces of art for decoration or enjoyment and some are indispensable commodities. The styles of the products often varies according to place of production. For example animal models are characteristic of Shengxian in Zhejiang province, the household utensils from Dongyang, Zhejiang province are famous, gaily decorated baskets are produced in Gutian, Fujian Province, bamboo pillows are speciality products of Ningde, Anhui province, woven surrounds for porcelain articles are from Chengdu, Sichuan Province, famous fans come from Zigong, Sichuan Province, and the mats from both Yiyang, Hunan Province and Shucheng, Anhui province are well known.