Tuesday, February 9, 2010

little land in a box(packaging)

I had a few ideas for the packaging of little land:

1. Palm leaf boxes - Tender palm leaves are separated from the strips and joined together by winding a running strip over them which is then folded like a ribbon and fastened by a thin strip of leaf to connect the layers at intervals, thus yielding a uniform and rhythmic pattern with pleasant colours in fine texture .Palm leaf and stem weaving is a flourishing craft in southern Kerala with products being made both for the Indian and international markets these days.

2. Bamboo grass wrap - The intriguing nature of these packages is their simplicity, functionality, and beauty! characterized as packaging born out of necessity meant to preserve food and make it easily portable, made ofwhatever material found at hand in the rural areas of their origin.The leaves(bamboo grass) are used as they are, from the tip to the stalk. Only a single thread of straw ties up each piece.

3. Furoshiki - Furoshiki is the eco-friendly wrapping cloth.Japanese art of Furoshiki, which is an Origami-like means of carrying virtually anything with a simple square of thin cloth, is easy to do, and has been used by the Japanese for centuries. Furoshiki are, however, commonly used to wrap and transport lunch boxes and often double as a table mat for the lunch. It is reusable and multipurpose. Each year billions of plastic bags end up as litter; reusable bags, such as furoshiki can help reduce the impact to our environment. Its versatility allows you to wrap almost anything regardless of its shape or size.

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