Collection: Kauna Grass Craft

The North-Eastern state of Manipur in India is renowned for its Kauna Grass, a commercially viable crop that is increasingly being exported. This versatile weed is cultivated in the wetlands of Imphal, often alongside rice. Throughout the long history of the Meiteis living in Manipur, this material has been utilized to create hats worn in agricultural fields, as well as baskets, hampers, and other valuable items.

Traditionally, Kauna products were crafted for local utility purposes. These products, made from the resilient Kauna grass, boast a simple and minimalist design, with a touch of color when used for ceremonial gifting. Initially, the most popular items among Manipuri households were mats, mattresses, and cushions, which served as furniture in their rooms.