The baskets have been one of the basic forms of Indian handicraft that has its roots dipped in the hard work of tribal people and villagers. For many of them, it is the sole way of earning their livelihood. The cane baskets are available in various shapes and sizes, which can be used for keeping something or making the base for flower bouquets.
The bamboo and cane craft of India is deeply rooted in local folk traditions. Due to its great flexible strength and relative cheapness bamboo is used extensively in all the regions of India.
The people of India as well as the artisans have been following the tradition of great Nawabs and rulers while crafting attractive utility items out of bamboo and cane. The making of bamboo and cane products is perhaps the most universal of all the crafts practiced by a large number of artisans scattered throughout the country.
It is practiced as a household industry and no mechanical device is used. Cane and bamboo products are used for a wide range of purposes and extensively used in every household.