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The traditional occupation of bamboo basketry is the only source of livelihood of Kamar munity. Their only source of livelihood is in danger as it cannot keep pace with changing times. The community is facing problems in retaining their traditional craft due to problem of raw material, which is green bamboo. Many of the traditional craft items have become redundant with change in agricultural practices, change in lifestyle of people and advent of substitute products. Community could not develop new products to keep pace with the changing times due to unawareness, traditional tools and labour intensive production method, lack ness of marketing facilities training.
Less awarenss and communication gap is the main resion behind the less interest of the farmer regading the bamboo cultivation . so we need to go more .
Threat to Bamboo Craft The community is facing problem in access of raw material due to depletion of forest reserve and prohibition on cutting of bamboo. They do not have any assured source of timely supply of bamboo as bamboo grooves have been washed out of the surrounding forest areas due to constant cutting. With the changes in the lifestyle of the people and introduction of new products made of metal, nylon and plastic, the market of traditional craft items, used mainly in agriculture related activities; is facing tough competition. This has result in suppression of prices of traditional items. With advent of new equipments and increase in mechanization of agriculture processes the demand of traditional items has decreased. The community has excellent craftsmanship. They need to be introduced to the changing pattern of the market. Some interesting work has been done with help of government support in Dangs and voluntary agencies in Dahod and Bahruch. The community was introduced to the new craft items and new set of tools. They also adjusted with new changing situation by making only the products which are more demand in market like suppa, jharu, tata, buskets. They made big baskets those need more tender and green and time only in order like Big storage, fishing trap, Tata, etc.
The traditional occupation of bamboo basketry is the only source of livelihood of Kamar munity. Their only source of livelihood is in danger as it cannot keep pace with changing times. The community is facing problems in retaining their traditional craft due to problem of raw material, which is green bamboo. Many of the traditional craft items have become redundant with change in agricultural practices, change in lifestyle of people and advent of substitute products. Community could not develop new products to keep pace with the changing times due to unawareness, traditional tools and labour intensive production method, lack ness of marketing facilities training.
Less awarenss and communication gap is the main resion behind the less interest of the farmer regading the bamboo cultivation . so we need to go more .
Threat to Bamboo Craft The community is facing problem in access of raw material due to depletion of forest reserve and prohibition on cutting of bamboo. They do not have any assured source of timely supply of bamboo as bamboo grooves have been washed out of the surrounding forest areas due to constant cutting. With the changes in the lifestyle of the people and introduction of new products made of metal, nylon and plastic, the market of traditional craft items, used mainly in agriculture related activities; is facing tough competition. This has result in suppression of prices of traditional items. With advent of new equipments and increase in mechanization of agriculture processes the demand of traditional items has decreased. The community has excellent craftsmanship. They need to be introduced to the changing pattern of the market. Some interesting work has been done with help of government support in Dangs and voluntary agencies in Dahod and Bahruch. The community was introduced to the new craft items and new set of tools. They also adjusted with new changing situation by making only the products which are more demand in market like suppa, jharu, tata, buskets. They made big baskets those need more tender and green and time only in order like Big storage, fishing trap, Tata, etc.