|Project by sharad||posted 04-18-2008 04:41 PM||1187 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I am breaking silence after a long time. My right palm was injured by a sharp knife. I therefore did a little refurbishing of a small pair of wall piece made out of Bamboo, purchased about 15 years back. It is by an artisan from eastern part of India where weather conditions are favourable for the cultivation of Bamboo. Bamboo is put to a variety of use in India. This wall piece got spoiled due to neglect and weather conditions and turned black and rough because of some mould growth perhaps. The first picture shows one of the spoiled pieces. I used various grades of sand papers to clean the other piece and the result is seen in the second picture. The painting of the animal face was done by a school going girl in our neighbourhood who insisted that she will do it. It has not come out so well but she was happy. My idea in sending this project is to show how simple ideas are used by the local artisans to earn livelihood. The next picture shows the pictures of horns and ears. The detail of how the horns and ears are fixed and how the piece is hung will be shown in my continuation of this project because I don’t know how to add additional pictures after the three. The horns, ears and the hanging device are all made from Bamboo. The natural shape of Bamboo and its special properties can be used for making varitiy of things and I am sure many of our fellow buddies will try their skills on this versatile wood.
-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein