Taz Bano

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Taz Bano

Taz Bano

  • GenderFemale
  • Experience40 Years
  • Awards
  • Annual TurnoverLess than 5 Lac
  • Profile Viewed46
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.

Skills/Crafts

Basketry, Moonj Basketry of Eastern Uttarpradesh, Weaving

The wildgrass bought efficiently to use by the women in Maheva is first hand picked, peeled, dried, dyed and then dried again. It's later soaked in water before weaving it using a scissor and Sirahi

Skills/Material

Grass

The Moonj grass is a naturally growing wild grass found prominently near the banks of the rivers Ganga and Yamuna.

Skills/Technique

Dyeing, Weaving

Weaving involves the creation of a woven structure. The grasses are used in place of the warp and weft threads in Moonj Craftwork. Dyeing is the addition of colors to the peeled and dried grass.

Showcase/portfolio

product

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Our Products

4 items
Moonj Wall decor Flower Vase
595
Moonj plate (Thali - red & green)
850
Handmade Moonj Tray
650
Handmade Moonj Basket
525
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