Thatch Grass

Elephant grass weavers have traditionally come from the Tharu community where they produce baskets of various sizes. These colorful baskets have become a highly sought after item for other communities in Nepal as well as foreigners. Now, with the skills to produce various items including pen holders, boxes and even bags, these woven grass products have become a fashion statement for many.  The twenty one highly skilled women taking part in the program are eager to expand their market outside of just their local communities and reach people from every corner of the world. With the ability to dye grass multiple colors and produce various patterns, these women look to refine their skill set to learn new designs and patterns, as well as produce different items that can be used as show pieces and functional items.

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