Rattan baskets

Title Info
Common name Rattan
Scientific name Calamus rotang
Taxonomic group Arecaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Forest products
Date May 1998
Location Mala,Karnataka,India,Asia
Rattan baskets, India
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Rattan baskets, Southwestern India. Forests produce many different products beyond lumber. Local peoples all over the world use a variety of non-timber forest products for building, weaving, dyeing, and many other purposes. These baskets are made from rattan, a member of the palm family.