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Title: Plants used in traditional handicrafts in North eastern Andhra Pradesh
Authors: Reddy, K N
Pattanaik, Chiranjibi
Reddy, C S
Murthy, E N
Raju, V S
Keywords: Traditional handicrafts
Eastern Ghats
Andhra Pradesh
Issue Date: Jan-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.⁸: D01
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to collect and document the plants used in traditional handicrafts by tribal people of Andhra Pradesh. A total of 40 plant species were documented, which are used in preparation of different handicrafts like making of rope, toys, meals plate, carry bags, fishing nets, brooms, etc. Among these species, 19 species are trees followed by 8 herbs, 7 climbers and 6 shrubs. Mostly, wood are used for making of furniture and different wood carvings. It has been observed that a very few people are adopting this profession due to less income. For this reason, the traditional knowledge is on sharp decline. There is an urgent need to take necessary steps for uplift the tribal people, who are engaged in handicrafts profession.
Page(s): 162-165
ISSN: 0972-5938
Source:IJTK Vol.07(1) [January 2008]

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