Long time age, poor people could have survived in a cold
winter using straw. It is because straw has a pipe?like hole,
full of air which keeps the same temperature regardless of
Ways of using straw are various:
using as raw, trimming, pounding, and moistening. When thatching
roofs or making ropes, people use straw by trimming them.
People use straw by pounding when they
make mats, dishes for grains, bags, straw-shoes, and any other
tools requiring soft trimming. Moistening straw is
used when people make craft works because moistening prevents
straw from breaking.
The first step for art and craft with straw and grasses is
processing straw for its purpose. And then, making of ropes
is the next. If got familiar with straw, participants can
make mesh bag from straw. Mats, bags, and three-ply ropes
require 2 or more people to make them. Particularly, three-ply
ropes need 3 or more people to make more strong and durable
ropes than normal straw ropes.