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Carpenters and carpentry in Assam

As a state rich in forests, making wood products is an important occupation of Assam. The growth of carpentry has been promoted by the availability of the main raw material  timber which is abundantly available throughout the state.

Assam, the land of Ahoms, has a rich tradition in carpentry since the olden days. The traditional carpenters who have been the important elements in a village society belong to the community known as Sutradhar.

Carpenters earn their living by building houses, manufacturing carts, ploughs, looms, furniture, icons and boats. This travel video shows Assam's hardworking carpenters engaged in their daily chores.