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The Thai Royal Family have promoted handicrafts for many years, and took the lead in the 1990s to introduce fine handicrafts made from vetiver grass. The Royal Development Projects Board continues to promote vetiver for handicrafts and provides training courses at very low cost. Other countries such as India and Venezuela have followed with some excellent handicraft programs with mention particularly of the POLAR Foundation of Venezuela and Women Weave of India.

Recently two Indian handicraft specialist received training in Thailand, their excellent illustrated report is available to download. There have also been two very popular handicraft courses in south China organized by the China Vetiver Network.

In Indonesia and Mali some lovely handicrafts using vetiver roots are marketed internationally.

Thai Handicrafts made from vetiver leaves

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VETIVER BASED AGROFORESTRY PROJECT LAUNCHED IN ANHUI AND GUANGXI PROVINCES IN CHINA

This project is a soil and water conservation agro forestry program in two very poor areas of China, It builds on a succesful intial project in the Dabie Mountains of Abhui Province. The report describes the project and includes a special report on the recent handicraft training program that is a component of the project. The project is coordinated by the China Vetiver Network.

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China - Poverty Reduction and Resource Protection in a Guangxi Province Minority Area. This is a community development project in south China, and is as initiative of the China Vetiver Network, funded partly by the EU. The project includes soil and water conservation measures using the Vetiver System, fruit tree planting, water supplies, and vetiver handicraft production. The report (including photographs) summarises recent achievements and a demand for upscaling by other counties and townships in Guangxi Province. 

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THAILAND HANDICRAFT TRAINING REPORT
By Zehra Tyabji. Last year from May 1st to May 11th, a successful vetiver handicraft training course took place. Here are the results of the well carried out course. Great pictures and information! handicrafts Read More

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INDIA VETIVER HANDICRAFTS
Indian craftsmen have for many years made handicrafts from vetiver roots. This file (MB 2.1) shows a whole range of these handicrafts that were exhibited at the First National Indian Vetiver Workshop. India See More

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Una Matica Sagrada - A Holy Little Plant (Vetiver Grass)
produced by Fundacion Empressa Polar. VIDEO

This movie in Spanish is about how Venezuela women and girls have learned to use vetiver grass for making handicrafts and for on farm erosion control. The program was sponsored by Fundacion Empressa Polar and the movie was produced by Polar. Note in the second half the movie repeats itself with English subtitles. As a result of this and the Thai vetiver handicraft programs, there are now many other countries starting to use the Vetiver System for handicrafts and other green applications. (14 mins)

PROYECTO VETIVER TRUCHICULTURA MOCONOQUE INFORMA
Moconoque, Venezuela. 19 mayo 2011/ Boletín Informativo N° 2 año 2, página 1

Some new information from Venezuela (Spanish). Relating to high altitude VS, herbicides and handicrafts. From Oswaldo Luque