Thursday, October 22, 2009
They say that the coconut tree is the only tree in which nothing goes waste (click on the picture of the coconut tree above to see the uses)
I remember seeing my grandmother weaving these coconut palms which were later used to thatch the roofs.
There is a particular way in which the woven palms were placed and tied with kayar (thin rope made from the coconut husk) If you don’t have kayar, you can use the single leaf of the coconut palm for tying. (the leaves are half heated over an open fire and it turns out very strong and binds well)
Two layers ensure that there is no leakage during monsoons and in summer it keeps the room cool. The roofs were thatched every year before the monsoons.
I tried my hand here doing it and it was fun. (This was clicked by my brother and that’s me on the right) This particular ante room was used as a shed to store items required for the kitchen especially fire wood.