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Title: Traditional knowledge on wood processing of Utis in Panauti of Kavrepalanchowk district, Nepal
Authors: Chhetri, RB
Gauchan, DP
Keywords: Alnus nepalensis D. Don;Utis;Handicrafts;Kastha Udhyog;Wood processing;Nepal
Issue Date: Jan-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. Cl.⁸ B27, G10D
Abstract: Present study has aimed to communicate the indigenous technical knowledge (ITK) on the processing of wood of Utis (Alnus nepalensis D. Don) into various cottage products. Rural folk in Nepal has a rich folklore about indigenous utilization of different parts of different plants. Likewise soft wood obtained from mature bole of Alnus in the mid-hills of Nepal is extensively used in cottage industry for the manufacture of musical instruments, idols, toys, low cost furniture, cottage timber, electric wiring support chips, meter box, junction box, socket box, bulb holder, etc. The multifarious properties of Utis wood are much valued in the socio-economic upliftment of ethnic people in Nepal. Utis wood processing cottage industries are based on single species of Alnus tree because the wood is readily available and the soft texture of the wood enhances the processing conveniently to a greater extent.
Page(s): 112-115
ISSN: 0972-5938
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.07(1) [January 2008]

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