DRY FRUITS Gift Box with assorted dry fruits - perfect for a festival surprise. The gift set contains:
- A multipurpose box is made out of palm leaves
- 90 grams Almond badam)
75 grams Cashew(kaju)
95 grams Raisins (kishmish)
80 grams Pistachio (pista)
- Diya handcrafted by the blue pottery artisans of Rajasthan.
This DRY FRUITS Gift Box is hand-crafted by self-help women in Pulicat villages, Tamilnadu. Festival DRY FRUITS Gift Box is useful and efficient for presenting dry fruits or any kind of storage. Palm-leaf weaving is a part of cultural heritage in Pulicat. Generations of women at Pulicat have been creating magic with their palm leaf baskets and artefacts.
The palm leaves are utilized in making variety of products such as presentation boxes, plain boxes, hats, trays, baskets and more. The weaving of these products is simple, and the twists and turns of the palm leaves strip to build each product changes slightly. The making process of palm leaf basket is going to be described further in simple three steps accordingly: Preparation of Palm leaves, Dyeing of Palm leaves & Weaving of Palm leaves to baskets.
The leaves are dried in the sun, their ribs are removed and sorted out, the leaves are cut into thin strips, dyed in boiling water and again dried. These dried strips are then woven into the desired design. To ensure pliability, the leaves are constantly moisturized during the weaving process. The ribs of the palm leaves are used to provide the framework for the designs.