Upgrade your lunch box by carrying your tiffin box in this strong, hand woven tiffin carrier bag. Made of water hyacinth reed fibre in a typical mat weave, this tiffin bag is a practical yet good looking alternative, not to mention eco friendly way to carrying your lunch as opposed to a plastic bag.
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.
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.
These products are very light in weight, cost effective and durable among others.