This pen holder is made of water hyacinth reed fibre in a typical mat weave. This pen holder can be used as various room display and ideas, such as a planter for the plant also while adding a natural touch to your study table counter.
Mature water hyacinths which are 15-30 inches long are cut by these artisans and their stems split open and dried for 5-6 days. The dried material will turn brown and will make a cracking sound when crumpled. These stems are dyed as per choice of the product and are given proper shape as per the final product to make. Then frames are made and weaving is done as per requirement of the targeted product. Finally the products are varnished for a glossy look. These products are given anti-fungal treatment.
Water Hyacinth (locally called “Pani Meteka” in Assamese) is abundant in the state of Assam and needs to be tapped optimally for production of utility as well as designer items like mats, hats, vanity bags, shoes and lampshades.
These products are very light in weight, cost effective and durable among others.