WATER REED PRODUCTS ARE 100% ECOFRIENDLY
- Water Reed products are completely natural and ecofriendly since they are made from dried stems of the Water Reed plant
- All Water Reed products are handmade where the artisans weave the products with hands, no machines or electrical supplies are used
- They are easily biodegradable and will not harm the environment once discarded
- By purchasing a Water Reed product, you not only contribute to the environment but also towards a sustainable means of living for the impoverished countless families in the villages who make these wonderful works of art
DRAWING DREAMS WITH KOUNA
It is just amazing! How things like Water Reed and Water Hyacinth are used perfectly by Northeast artisans to create lovely stuff. Kouna, a spongy water reed is one of nature's gifts to the people of Manipur. Just like bamboo, there is a deep sense of emotional feel associated with Kouna as well. Every Manipuri adores this plant and has great affinity for the products made out of Kouna. Religiously, every household will have at least one or two products made from Kouna, because for every Manipuri, it is a customary love.
Locally popular as Kouna, this species is a unique ecofriendly plant that grows in the swamps of Manipur. The bio-degradable, non-toxic and air conditioning properties of Kouna makes it an ideal raw material for home decor items like mats, carpets etc
What conditions yields the best Kouna? Harvesting happens usually twice a year i.e once around the start of the monsoon in summer and also around December, in winter. The summer harvest is of superior quality because the stems tend to grow thicker with the lush monsoon showers. Once cut, the stems are dried in the sun until it becomes soft and suitable for making. A bunch of all cut stems are then woven to create products of different shapes and sizes.
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