A Study on Gender Participation and Types of Bamboo Products Prepared by Artisans in Northern Karnataka

Suprita Pawar *

Department of Family Resource Management, College of Community Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.

Geeta Chitagubbi

Department of Family Resource Management, College of Community Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.

Rajeshwari Desai

Department of Family Resource Management, College of Community Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Aim: To study the gender participation in bamboo making products and to know the products prepared by the bamboo artisans.

Study Design: Exploratory design was used.

Place and Duration of Study: Study was conducted in Northern Karnataka districts of Dharwad, Belgavi and Uttar Kannada in the year 2019-2020.

Methodology: Random sampling method was applied to select a sample size of 120 bamboo artisans’ family (Forty respondents from each district). The respondents were interviewed personally to elicit the primary information by using self structured interview schedule.

Results: Bamboo enterprise activities were mainly dominated by women (66.66%). In Dharwad district, majority of the respondents prepared bamboo articles like rotti basket (87.50%), chibla (75.00%) and hand fan (60.00%) and as far as Belagavi district is concerned, all most all the respondent’s prepared religious basket (yellaman butti) followed by yellaman jaga (religious basket) (90.00%), further in Uttar Kannada district, all the respondents prepared mara followed by sieve (57.50%).

Conclusion: Bamboo products making is lead by women in Northern Karnataka districts. Each district has its own dominating product i.e., Rotti basket, Chibla and Religious basket in Dharwad, Belgavi and Uttar Kannada districts respectively.

Keywords: Bamboo artisans, stripping, weaving, Chibla and Kunni


How to Cite

Pawar , Suprita, Geeta Chitagubbi, and Rajeshwari Desai. 2023. “A Study on Gender Participation and Types of Bamboo Products Prepared by Artisans in Northern Karnataka”. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology 41 (7):224-29. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajaees/2023/v41i71969.

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