Sunday, September 06, 2015

The Ecofriendly ' Mudha'

In the modern world where environment conscious urban dwellers are trying to do their bit to invest in sustainable and eco friendly products, the Mudha weavers from Mandi Mirza khan find a high-demand and high margin market to sell their wares.

Kanaiyalal is one such craftsman from Mandi Mirza Khan who makes mudha chairs and displays his finished products on the pavement and sells them to the urban customers. On the wide pavement near government high school on Vartur road in whitefield,  kanaiyalal spreads out his wares every single day of the week and is engaged in weaving a mudha chair until the next customer who comes looking ewinces some interest in buying his wares. 

 Mudha chairs unlike many other hand made products from India do not find an export market. The rustic raw material made of untreated Sarkanda grass has still not passed the stringent test of export quality and may be perceived as a threat to biodiversity of many nations. Thanks to which the lovely Mudha chairs are still an affordable commodity in India.

Sitting on a mudha chair is not only ecofriendly but is also laden with health benefits. It is apparently known to reduce blood pressure and acts as acupressure to stimulate the nerves that aid blood flow.

This post has been submitted for the Thursday photo challenge where the theme this week is SEAT (2nd week)" (Chair, Sofa, Bench, Stool, Bed, Anywhere/Anyway one can sit,...)

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