Weaving Inspiration

Srikanth, with his weaved plant creation

Srikanth, with his weaved plant creation

Srikanth, a Class 10 student of RDF Rollakal School, displayed his creativity by using palm tree branch and leaves to create a dried palm leaf plant using complex weaving techniques. It’s an age old tradition of rural people to make different items from the dried palm leaves and branches which are useful in our daily lives. For example, they make fruit baskets and baskets and containers of all sizes to use them for different purposes; small plates, vessels, chairs, brooms and even musical instruments which is a sustainable means of livelihood for them. These rural crafts require a lot of experience and creativity in order to achieve the high degree of perfection that they value.

Srikanth's beautiful weaved palm leaf creation

Srikanth’s beautiful weaved palm leaf creation

So his parents, his local community and his classmates very impressed and inspired when Srikanth used a small branch of a palm tree and weaved leaves with dried palm leaves which,  for a young person his age, is a difficult task,. However with pure dedication, technique and skills learnt from observing these local traditions,  Srikanth weaved a beautiful branch and stood as an inspiration to all his friends.

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