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Le vase et le bambou

The Vase and the Bamboo

Bamboo has become omnipresent in recent decoration collections as well as in the world of making decorative vases . This makes it possible to obtain a more natural decoration using raw materials and to rediscover the ancestral know-how of weaving.

Can we use bamboo as interior or exterior decoration?

Its weaving

Weaving bamboo is not an easy thing, but with patience and skill, we obtain very pretty decorations such as large decorative vases and large decorative lantern design vases to decorate and brighten up living rooms such as:

  • a kitchen,
  • an entrance hall with artificial flowers found at centrakor,
  • a living room by adding decorative pampas flowers,
  • a bathroom,
  • room
  • or garden furniture…
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The decoration

Bamboo goes perfectly with all interior styles to create a bohemian atmosphere. Above all, it will bring a touch of originality for your greatest pleasure, because this weaving is done around a small glass vase or a tall transparent glass vase , which gives it volume. These modern design vases woven with bamboo can accommodate artificial flowers or pretty spring flowers. This interweaving of fine strips around the vase is very meticulous, it can enhance your garden table as you wish by adding a touch of natural brown/beige color. We will find different sizes of large vases to place on the ground or smaller vases which will fit into the luxury design vase range. The smaller ones will decorate your tables, window sills, the larger ones can serve as an ornamental vase for your interior and also your exteriors, this will bring an old aspect to your living space.

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Woven lantern type vase with handle - Bamboo & Glass

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  • Future :

We will soon be able to discover magnificent indoor and/or outdoor decorative vases for a cozy atmosphere. Our team is developing a selection of transparent glass bamboo vases to amaze you and allow you to let yourself be tempted by this artisanal charm.

What is bamboo?

His culture

Bamboo is a very resistant plant that does not require any chemical substances for its cultivation and growth. Watering is necessary the first year for its growth in open ground, it must be abundant and regular (between 15/20 liters of water approximately every 15 days). Then the plants become robust to withstand summer droughts, we thus discover an aspect which is integrated into sustainable development because the plant regenerates every two to three years with a very low water demand.

Cuttings

You can also take cuttings from bamboo, simply take a stem and cut it in the middle, in order to take a small length with a knot and place this piece of cane horizontally in a pot, having previously prepared a substrate which consists of potting soil and sand (the proportions are 1/3 potting soil to 2/3 sand), cover the end of the stem with the substrate and water it in a small quantity, after 6 weeks a bud will appear, it Just wait for leaves to form. After approximately 6 months, you will be able to transplant this cutting into the ground. Cuttings can be taken throughout the year, but results vary depending on the cutting method and the varieties selected.

His origins

The different species of bamboo are native to Asia and America, they can be found at varied altitudes, up to 3000 m in the Himalayas. We will find a few species but very rare in continental Africa or Oceania. No variety grows spontaneously in Europe. There are more than 1000 species, around 600 are located in Asia, around 400 in the Americas, 20 in Madagascar, 5 in Africa, 4 in the Pacific and 3 in Australia. Depending on where the bamboo grows, its size, color and shape vary depending on the terrain, altitude and climate.

Its resistance and strength

This plant is more resistant than oak (2.5 times stronger) and it can rival, or even exceed, the strength of steel in certain cases. The fiber is extracted from the bamboo stalk (1kg produces approximately between 400g and 500g of fiber). It is a so-called natural material, noble, flexible and robust at the same time, before modification. We will discover a little later in this blog article the transformation of this into a more flexible product.

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What are the possible uses and transformations of this plant?

For hedges

Bamboo can be used as an ornamental plant thanks to its long stems adorned with leaves, to create plant hedges of varying heights and variable thickness. It can act as a privacy screen because it is wind resistant, this will allow everyone to maintain their privacy while remaining in a green and soothing natural setting thanks to the wind in this natural vegetation.

In the musical field

We will be able to discover musical instruments such as transverse flutes and nasal flutes, made directly from the bamboo stem which is naturally hollow. Guitars and ukuleles are manufactured with laminated bamboo strips. You can admire a bamboo organ in the Philippines, in Manila more precisely, in the Saint Joseph church of “Las Piñas”.

In means of transport

The use of rods is also done in navigation with the making of floating rafts.

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Bamboo-based laminated wood is used in aviation and the railway sector because it is much lighter and more resistant than wood. This plant has been and is used in the manufacture of bicycle frames thanks to its lightness as well as its robustness. It can also be found in the automotive sector for various veneers.

In the field of textiles

This fiber is also used in textiles, after extraction of the cellulose to transform it into viscose, this modification (unfortunately chemical) gives it complementary qualities, it becomes more flexible, pleasant to wear, with a good absorption effect and to the power to limit perspiration but it therefore becomes an artificial fiber.

In stationery and our daily lives

We make paper using its fiber, this manufacturing is ancestral in China. There are also basket type accessories:

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or woven baskets of different sizes, robust which allow the transport of varied goods.

A wide range of accessories can be discovered in the context of environmental protection, by replacing plastic cutlery with reusable or recyclable bamboo cutlery. By digging deeper, we will find chairs, decorative objects such as vases which are woven with fibers extracted from cane.

You will have more in-depth and colorful explanations thanks to this video which reveals as much as possible about bamboo.

Is it toxic or dangerous for our health and that of our animals?

In gastronomy

This plant is also used in gastronomy, because its young shoots are edible. Tasting bamboo shoots (boiled or grilled) is very tender and crunchy at the same time, you can integrate it into a mixed salad, in order to vary the taste choices and the color of your starters. Many recipes incorporate bamboo shoots, you can create vegetarian dishes, combine them with different white meats such as chicken, turkey, pork in order to mix different flavors and textures or also combine them with fish, shrimps or better prawns.

The danger

However, it is advisable to remain cautious when using it, because certain varieties can be toxic even if they are rare, this toxicity comes from the cyanide which is found in the shoots but for this, it is necessary to ingest a large quantity of shoot for this to occur. is truly dangerous for humans. But by being very attentive to its preparation, you run no risk. You can eat a few raw sprouts as you wish without fearing for your life.

Its nutritional values

This food can be consumed in large portions without causing weight gain, so you can enjoy it with every meal, since it has the same nutritional values ​​as watermelon, very low in calories (35 cal per 100g) . The bamboo shoot will provide vitamins as well as minerals essential to the necessary daily intake, such as potassium (517mg per 100g), proteins (2.52g per 100g), carbohydrates (5.1g per 100g), and also fiber. (1.45g per 100g).

Cohabitation with our animals

If you live with pets, bamboo is not toxic for your little ones, whether for dogs or cats, the only risk that may exist for the cat is that it is purged with the leaves which will naturally cause him to vomit (which will also be induced with catnip, generally composed of: barley sprouts, wheat or oats) but which will have no consequences for his health.

Panda feeding

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This dish is the favorite of pandas, these mammals have as their main diet 99% plants, including mainly leaves and bamboo stems which they chew for hours, this time was estimated at around 2 p.m. allowing us to better digest and assimilate the cellulose present in this plant (but only up to 17% of the entire quantity ingested). This also provides them with a very large source of protein. They can devour around 20 kg of stems per day, initially swallowing them whole, so when chewing, they end up keeping only the heart of the bamboo stems by spitting out the bark. Their digestions take place over a period of approximately 8 hours.

In this blog article, we discovered some of the different characteristics and benefits of this plant. Small glass vases made from bamboo can become collectibles and thus be showcased thanks to your creativity!

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