Basket and Broom Production:
Baskets are used for packaging agricultural product such as Okra, bitter kola,
tomatoes, pepper, onions, oranges etc. Since baskets are produced in various sizes,
they help the farmers to grade his brands of product for easy pricing.
Skill is required to make Basket:
Our concern here is how to convert palm front and leaves to finished product
for economic and commercial gains. Basket making also, we should have some
experience and skill, those persons only can make Baskets.
Every Basket will have its own Framing:
Every type of Basket will have, its own style and framing, So we should have
such experience. You can sell those products, Good centers in Cities and Towns
and before Cultural halls. This is a small scale business and service, Instead
of Plastic Broom Products and Baskets are healthy.
In summer, it will receive heat, exposes cool temperature. In winter, it receives
cool, exposes heat. That is the significance of Bamboo Baskets.
The Manufacturing Process:
They are indeed mass-produced objects but made by hand. The process begins
by choosing a design or standard pattern including shape and size.
If the fibers are such that they need to be soaked, then soaking is done in
advance of basket making, depending on the nature of the fiber.
Fibers are also dyed in advance of weaving or coiling. If the design calls for
a wood base, the base is shaped, and holes are bored in the wood to accommodate
the spokes forming the sides of the basket.
For a round basket with a flat bottom as an example of any of hundreds of types
of baskets that may be manufactured, the base is made by laying out a series of
spokes that are stiff and work like rods to support more flexible woven material.
Other rods called weavers are woven in and out among the spokes; the weavers are
lighter, thinner, and more flexible, so that they can be woven and so they will not
be strong enough to distort the spokes.
The sides are also formed by cutting side spokes and weaving them down through
the base perimeter fibers and then up again so they form side spokes. Side
spokes are essential if the base spokes are large. The sides are then woven
with flexible weavers that are passed over and under the side spokes.
The side spokes are longer than the finished basket is tall; the remaining ends
of the spokes are used to finish the top edge of the basket with a border.
The spoke ends need to be soaked before the border can be made so the spokes
can more easily be woven in and out of each other and the ends turned down
into the basket sides.
The handle of the basket is chosen of the best available reed to be strong,
durable, attractive, and relatively smooth to the touch so it can be held.
If the basket has a lid, the lid is made in the same manner as the base,
but the rods and weavers should be of the same sizes as those in the sides
of the basket to match the appearance of the basket.
Wishing you all the best,