Weaving with bamboo has a long tradition in Sikkim. Even today “dokos” – bamboo baskets that are carried with a ribbon over the forehead – still serve as a “cart” for the rural population to collect food or distribute cow dung in the fields. “Nanglos” on the other hand, are flat trays that serve well for drying herbs or for cleaning cereals, legumes or seeds. Together with a basket maker, weave a basket out of bamboo. You will need strong hands and patience.