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VIDEO: These Tribal Craftsmen Are Converting Weeds into Furniture

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Men and women belonging to the Soliga tribe in Anehole earn part of their livelihood by de-weeding plants and making furniture out of them.

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These tribal craftsmen are converting weeds into furniture.

Men and women belonging to the Soliga tribe in Anehole earn part of their livelihood by de-weeding plants and making furniture out of them. The raw material used for the furniture is a fast growing forest weed called ‘Lantana’ that chokes other plants. It takes several hours for the forest department to clear out these weeds.

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Tribal craftsmen are making sofa sets, beds, swings, teapoys, shelves and other standard products with this plant  the wood has a slight natural polish and doesn’t require any finishing touches.

A hand-crafted win-win situation, this!

You can contact them here if you wish to make a purchase- Murugesh at 7676303162 or Narayanan at 9449203638.

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