Bamboo

Let us learn about the basics of bamboo, treatment methods, how to get and use it in a good way.

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Bamboo is one of the materials extensively used in India for making traditional homes. India is home to more than 100 different bamboo species, making us one of the largest producers globally. Most of the indigenous communities understand its superior qualities. There is a vast pool of indigenous knowledge to build with bamboo, with highly skilled artisans in all parts of the country where bamboo is naturally growing. In this episode of the 'Back Home' series, see the basics one needs to consider while choosing the species, harvesting, treating and using bamboo. Adapt the knowledge about bamboo from this video as per the bamboo species available locally in the surroundings, the local climate, familiar techniques of the local artisans, and the use of bamboo. For example, the technique varies depending on if it is for roof or walls. As it is a very fast-growing material, it is highly sustainable as compared to wood. Instead of cutting an old tree, use bamboo, which can regrow quicker. Let's go into the videos to know more about this 'wonder' grass.


Curriculum

This is a platform for sharing knowledge in natural buildings based on the traditional shelter-making methods in India. The age-old practice of using natural materials available from the surroundings in a way without causing harm to nature is revived. The addition of plant and animal derivatives made these homes durable for centuries.

Erikarai
Pandithapattu
Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India - 606603