Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tynrong :: Pineapple Fiber Craft

Tynrong! I like the name! Isn't it a striking one?!! A small village about 29 km from Cherrapunjee. 25 km of drive and the rest is a 1.5 hour of walk steep down hill. Next day it takes about 2.5 hours to walk back up and then legs are completely out of order! You walk like a duck for next 48 hours. (This is what happened to me :) It is a beautiful village on the hilly slopes nearing Bangladesh border with areca and orange trees allover.
Apart from areca nuts and oranges, Tynrong is known for pineapple fiber craft. Fiber is extracted from pineapple leaves then it is dried, sometimes dyed, twisted and knotted to make beautiful products like doilies, coasters, bottle bags, mobile bags etc.
With the craftspeople, I explored the pineapple fiber with some colored beads beads, knots and shapes and tried to make some hand knotted and beaded jewellery. Here are few pictures of the same...
I'm looking forward to develop more exciting stuff...
Would love to have your views and comments over the same.

Concept: Aarti Badamikar | Photograph: Arunima Singh | Model: Soumya Menon
Acknowledments: Peter Marbaniang, Eson Rymmai, Balbara, Pyndaphun Pde and Yake.

A wallpaper Wednesday of pineapple fiber here..


Kapil D. said... [Reply]

Awesome it is, beautiful model, marvelous photography, fabulous concept....

jisha said... [Reply]

Love the fibre and its gooorgeous natural color! Wish the fibres were more accessible for us to explore with! Verry nice work (as always) Aartoos <3!

<3 to the photographer and the model too :)

Dushyant said... [Reply]

Loved the fibre and the photography is beautiful! I can only imagine the beauty of nature what u must have enjoyed!

vasanthi said... [Reply]

beautiful stuff! the choice of beads as well as the fibre colour is awesome!! what a lovely technique you've learnt and managed to implement into these products..great going :)

Arunima Singh said... [Reply]

I had no clue that simple things can look so pretty :) U r blog is pretty interesting and inspiring.


Ash said... [Reply]

wow.... its superb.... speechless... thats great becoz of u i couls see such beautiful snpas & beauty on earth.... :) keep it up... :)

Anu said... [Reply]

Fantastic! did u make all those yourself? can I get some, pleeease?????

Aarti Badamikar said... [Reply]

Thanks for all the beautiful comments! :) :) :)

@Arunima: Thanks for the awesome photographs!

@Anu: I shall let you know when I make some more for sure!! :)

Devika said... [Reply]

Hi aarti such a beautiful concept.... just loved it haven't cn this before and hw can i forget evrytime something very elegant and new in ur blog........ :)

Aarti Badamikar said... [Reply]

Thanks Devika! You keep inspiring me :)

Emreen said... [Reply]

Beautiful work... This is the first time I am hearing about it though !!!!

Aarti Badamikar said... [Reply]

Thanks Emreen!
There is so much in the world and so less time! :)

Reeti Shah said... [Reply]

hello ma'am
i am doing a research on pineapple fibers.
can you share your contact details and help me get in touch with the artisans there.
thanking you,