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Woven balaio- Bamboo Workshop

Woven Bamboo Workshop is run by Zé do Balaio.  One of the few basket makers in the region, he works in the garage of his home in Jardim Marajoara, Botucatu, Sao Paulo State. He produces wall panels, roof lining and baskets of all sizes by weaving strips of bamboo.  The baskets, which are well known in the region, were previously used to collect corn.  Now, they are used as both utilitarian and decorative objects.

bamboo

metal

wood

leather

textile

glass

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