Like many other things
that belong to an lifestyle of the past, bamboo quickly lost its dominance during the rapid industrialization movements of the last few decades. Skillful artisans who used to work with bamboo now have to pursue other livelihoods.
Some budding designers are reinterpreting this ancient, sustainable material. For these designer-entrepreneurs, the revival of bamboo crafts depends on three things - contemporary and utilitarian product design, a combination of traditional craftsmanship and new treatment techniques, and most importantly, people's awareness of the urge to preserve their heritage crafts.