101 uses for bamboo

21 May

When it comes to bamboo, they’re damned ingenious these South East Asian chappies.

3) Toy machete

We’ve seen it made into…

1) floors, 2) cups,4) walls, 5) xylophones, 6) beds,

7) chicken coops,

θ) ashtrays,

9) cow bells,

10) clogs, 11) ceremonial swing, 12) food (the young shoots), 13) firewood,

18) chopsticks

14) go karts,

15) spirit gates, 16) chairs, 17) tables, 19) tables, 20) walking sticks, 21)
javelins,

22) fish traps,

23) tea harvesting basket, 24) benches, 25) bridges, 26) rubbish bins,

33) Roofing thatch

27) puppy kennel,

28) ladles, 29) key rings, 30) pen pots, 31) mosquito coil holders, 32) umbrellas, 34) rice thresher,

 35) bird traps,

36) spinning tops, 37) food (you can eat the maggots that live inside it), 38) sticky rice steamers, 39) spoons,

50) Ramekin

40) penny whistles

41) dim sum steamers, 42) matting, 43) hats,

44) toothpicks,

45) washing line, 46) bird cages, 47) kitchen tongs, 48) food storage baskets, 49) t-shirts, 51) picture frames, 52) water carriers, 53) fences, 54) animal shelters, 55) shutters, 56) rafts, 57) guttering, 58) trellis, 59) fans, 60) pins,

63) Cooking pots

61) loo roll holders,

62) fly swats, 64) fish storage basket, 65) yoke and pails,

66) chicken nesting boxes

67) Thai violins (I don’t know their name), 68) stick for poking rice seedling planting holes, 69) hairclip,

75) beer glass

70) fighting stag beetle carriers,

71) decking, 72) doors, 73) bowls, 74) lampshade, 76) crossbows…

OK so the title is a slight exaggeration.  But only a slight one.

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