Malaysia's dying art of bamboo basket weaving

An artisan crafting a basket intended for storing fish at a factory in Teluk Intan, Perak. — Photos: MAHIZZAN FADZIL

Bamboo, contrary to popular belief, is a type of grass. Its versatility and resilience have made it a valuable material in various parts of the world.

It isn’t just seen as a mere plant in countries like Japan, especially in the Arashiyama Forest near Kyoto. Instead, bamboo is revered and deeply appreciated for its beauty and symbolism, representing strength, flexibility, and rapid growth.

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