BAANSULI – Bamboo Artisan Socio Economic Upliftment Initiative (Baansuli), it is also a combination of two words i.e. Baans means “Bamboo “and Hansuli is “A jewelry pattern“, so Baansuli is a jewellery made from Bamboo, is a social enterprise which economically empowers the group of tribal artisans making handcrafted contemporary bamboo jewellery, Bamboo home décor and bamboo rakhi in District of Dangs, Gujarat. Dangs is situated in the south part of Gujarat with abundance of bamboo. According to NITI Aayog, Dang is one of the most economically distressed districts out of 640 districts in India. 98% of the population is tribal and 88.83% population is dependent on agriculture apart from agriculture people were also indulged in a lot of manual labour like mnrega or which is given by Government agencies. problem arises after monsoons, Due to its hilly terrain, Dangs faces water scarcity post- monsoon. This discourages all cultivation practices due to lack of irrigation facilities. As a result, Dangs observes seasonal migration of cultivators and agriculture laborers for manual labor to the nearest cities. As per the District census 2011 an average of 49.35 % follows seasonal migration. The major issue in the district is of lack of income generation due to lack of livelihood alternatives. With this problem we thought of making something really unique and different product which can give livelihood to tribal, in lieu to its solution with thought of doing something related to bamboo because bamboo was already in abundance and that’s how the idea of bamboo jewellery came in and that’s how Baansuli was born. Recently to our product range we have added bamboo home décor, Impact gift and rakhis. Baansuli is made with an aim of giving the tribal of Dangs a regular source of income and stop seasonal migration by providing them livelihood opportunities.
What We Do ?
We specialize in uniquely handcrafted bamboo Jewellery, Rakhis and home decor made from locally sourced variety of Manvel bamboo, here in Dangs. All our products undergo quality check for appearance after wash and color fastness. The bamboo used for the purpose undergoes Chemical Preservation Treatment for durability and protection against organic decay. The methodology adopted under the objective is of community inclusive designing. The aim is to create authentic and contemporary designs. These intricately designed handcrafted products are extremely light weight and affordable.
Why Baansuli ?
Why Baansuli’s home décor?
Baansuli makes unique and beautiful home décor products. All our products are treated and can be used for a lifetime. The immense patience, hard work, determination and skill of our artisans can be seen in our products. Eco friendly Innovation with aesthetics is what we provide with our products.
Why Baansuli’s Bamboo Rakhis?
Bamboo not only justifies strength and firmness but also signifies a strong bond with the soil and determination to stand alone and protect the soil. What else can be the best element than bamboo to showcase the same emotions and characteristics for the reason why Raksha-Bandhan is celebrated. As Raksha-Bandhan celebrates the bond between siblings, protection from all the evil, provides strength to each other and to always stand by with each other in all circumstances. Bamboo is a symbol of strength. Its strength teaches us to stand upright and its flexibility teaches us to adapt to the harshest circumstances. Not just its eco-friendly and provide a livelihood to the artisans but also portraits our culture which can metaphorically be seen in bamboo.
Why Baansuli’s jewellery?
The major problem that women face – stretched earlobes after wearing heavy earrings. The earlobe skin is very fragile, and a “split,” or elongation of the hole can occur. According to experts, more and more women are actually seeking surgery to heal from the damage caused by way-too-heavy earrings.
On average, even with elaborate designs weight should not exceed 7 maybe 10 grams. Wearing comfort should never be compromised.
Here Baansuli comes as a savior which provides lightweight jewelry up to 10 gms and which is trendy and ethnic, goes well with Indian and western wear, and can be used on a regular basis. We provide bamboo jewelry paired with semi-precious stones, beads, german silver etc, and uses authentic techniques.