Looking forward to a sustainable lifestyle and home décor/ utility? We are here to help. This beautifully hand crafted Moonj basket will not just be an eco-friendly choice, but will also aid you in uplifting and giving better opportunities to the local community in Maheva (Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh) who work their days hand weaving these beautiful products. Use these plates as you like because they come with versatility. Their purpose could be that of utility or they can simply be used as wall decors because of the beautiful symmetrical designs and colors employed. You are free to decide. You can also place customizable orders. Contact us.
I have been a Moonj artisan for more than the past 40 years of my life. I cannot tell for how many exact years the craft has been practiced by the women in my family but I do know that my grandmother taught my mother, and she taught me. It's a major source of my family income. I try to do my best at turning the wild grass into a work of art and bring it to an efficient use. I use symmetrical designs or floral patterns in various colors available to add on to the weaves beauty.
All I need is the Moonj grass peeled and dried, a pair of scissors, a Sirahi (which is a needle with a wooden handle) and some colors. After that, my hands do the rest of the work of art.
I am not so well-versed with technology, but god has given me my daughters to guide me through. I am thankful for my family, the craft, and life, as it is.