India | Tamil Nadu

Fiber Craft

Tamil Nadu is renowned for the relatively modern craft involving natural fibers. This craft, practiced mostly by the women, is predominant mostly in Kanyakumari and Sivagangai districts. Fibers derived from banana, sisal, aloe, screw pine and pineapple are used in the manufacture of bags, purses, dolls, mats, tea coasters, pot hangers and similar utility cum decorative items. This craft is a major source of income for the women belonging to these regions.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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