Our Fibers come from our landscape . The Patterns are of a collective nature.
COCONUT LEAF BASKETS
These baskets are small practices in holding form and pattern from this Cultural Fiber.
Enduring and nourishing is every basket we make as a puja or prayer to the craft practice of our ancestors.
These baskets have been learnt by direct transmission from Elders. While working with each other, we have verified our baskets with museum archival collection baskets to understand ancestral techniques. Our intention is to activate a deeper collective practice using these fibres and thus keep our cultural practice alive.
Coconut Leaf Weaving Patterns : Curriculum
"Hands On Maths" is an appropriate explanation for the geometric foundation patterns using natural fibres.
Hand skills are mastered in cutting, bending, folding, knotting, splicing, splitting, stripping, weaving.