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Jute is simply beautiful. It is one of the most elegant and appealing items of handicraft made in Kerala , especially Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts. Kerala showrooms display a wide variety of jute handicrafts ingeniously made by the entrepreneurial artisans and craftsmen of Kerala. Jute provides employment to several people in concentrated areas of the state.
These products are a blessing for those in search of environment-friendly products made of natural fibre. Jute rags, carpets, bags, curtains, footwear, jewellery, flowers, greetings cards ... the list is long.The traditional village folk have been able to make a living by producing jute-based products. The Government also helps them by providing financial assistance and setting up agencies where the jute products can be marketed.
There are also processing factories in and around these areas.People especially visitors from abroad have a liking for jute-based products.Chocolate bags(used for marriages and birthday parties), college bags, hand bags,pouches, etc are popular among jute items.The furnishings including wall hangings and table mats are also favourites.They are all very reasonably priced, ranging from Rs.5 to Rs.500.There are also jute chairs, tables and furniture available which are priced at a higher range.
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