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Bamboo and Rattan

Traditional Uses and Beliefs. Images of Asia S.

By (author) Jacqueline M. Piper
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia, Melbourne, Australia
Imprint: OUP Australia and New Zealand
Published: 19th Mar 1992
Dimensions: w 120mm h 190mm
Weight: 243g
ISBN-10: 0195889983
ISBN-13: 9780195889987
Barcode No: 9780195889987
Bamboo and rattan play such a vital role in so many spheres of Asian life that it is hard to imagine the region without them. Bamboo is essential in a range of courtship, birth and death rituals, and when the hollow cane is filled with rattan, it has manifold uses in local agriculture, fishing, hunting and building. Quoting folktales and poetry, this illustrated study also considers the natural history of bamboo and rattan, and their use in cooking, medicine and handicrafts.

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