Bhutan Hand Made Banchu Bamboo/ Cane Woven Basket

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 17,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

A hand woven basket made from bamboo/cane from Bhutan. It is known as " Bangchu" and it is the traditional food basket in Bhutan. It is used to pack food like cooked rice and meat. Traditionally people eat in it and it is used instead of a plate. Each family member has their own set and it is never washed, but wiped with a clean cloth after eating. The people from the far eastern part of Bhutan known as the "Khengs" are good at weaving these baskets. They collect the bamboo/cane from deep in the jungle and slit it down finely, and weaves it. The colours used to dye the bamboo/cane are made from natural vegetation and plant roots. The measurement of this bangchu is approx. 6 inches wide by 2" deep. This can be used as an eye catching basket to hold pot pourrie, or snacks or put up on the wall as a decorating item.

Bhutan is nestled between India, China and Tibet, known as the Druk yul. It remains the most isolated, well preserved and mysterious country on earth.

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