India | Tripura

Bamboo Cattle Muzzle

The people of Tripura apply their skill in bamboo weaving for making muzzles for the cattle, to prevent them from grazing in rice fields.

This muzzle is made in the form of a dish-shaped basket. One set of wide bamboo splits are woven in a spiral manner. Another set of 3 splits are interwoven into the earlier set and twisted at regular intervals to provide the necessary grip for the woven bamboo splits. No additional splits are woven at the rim, which is contrary to the usual practice followed by the basket weavers of this state.

Updated on 10th July, 2005


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