Kerala coir mats Beautiful Ecofriendly coir crafts
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Kerala Coir mats & coir
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has very good collection of coirmats . Simple and elegant, the beautifully
crafted coir products of Kerala give an aesthetic touch to any home
or office. Crafted by the women of the picturesque coir villages
of the land of coconuts, the innovative range of products include
mats, rugs, wall hangings, door pieces, bags, hammocks, ceiling/floor
furnishing, beds, cushions, little show pieces, blinds...
Made from the husk of the coconut, coir craft is
a long drawn out process. First the coconut husks in huge quantities
are left to decay in the backwaters surrounding these villages.
Once the softer parts decay and only the fibre remain, it is collected
and woven into ropes on indigenous machines. These are then dyed
and meticulously crafted to fill orders.
Most of the coir industry is concentrated in the
Kollam and Alappuzha districts. Over four hundred thousand people,
of which nearly 84 percent are women, are engaged in coir making,
one of the traditional industries still surviving, in Kerala.
You can pick up these coir products from the showrooms
of the Kerala State Cooperative Coir Marketing Federation (Coirfed)
across the country. http://www.coirfed.com, the Coirfed site on
the internet offers facilities to choose or contribute designs and
to place your orders. These environment friendly articles will be
shipped to you within days of receiving your orders. Prices range
from less than a hundred rupees to a few thousands depending on
the texture and size of the article ordered.