Water Hyacinth Fibres, chemical free, arts and crafts. Paper and basket making. Weaving.
A unique textile fibre source. Known as the water menace in India as it grows like a weed in the waters and chokes everything else.
This plant has been dried and braided to produce beautiful natural fibres. Not only does it offer us a chemical free textile to work with it also gives areas of India, particularly Assam employment and rids them of a weed put to better use!
The making of braids and ropes within these communities have given sustainable employment to many.
Suitable for: Weaving, basket making, planters, coasters, place mats, paper making, furniture, vessels, handbags, wreaths, rugs, mats, garlands, poufs, fruit trays, trays, home decor and fibre arts and crafts.
The braids are approx 3 to 4 mm wide.
Please note these have been braided and measured by hand in India. The lengths of each variant may vary.
5 metres - approximately 80g
20 metres - approximately 300g.