Eichhornia crassipes, Weed Destroyer Drainage Goes Into Beautiful Fashion

Tinuku ~ Water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes is a plant usually just become a pest in waterways. But creativity and hard work to change weeds into a classy craft.

E. crassipes is one type of floating aquatic plants have a high growth rate considered as weeds damage the aquatic environment. Rooted in the soil, plant height of about 0.4 to 0.8 meters.

No a rod, a single leaf and oval. Tapered tip and base, petiole bulging green and slippery surfaces. Flowers bloom beautifully shaped and tube. Rounded shape and its color black seeds.

Tinuku Eichhornia crassipes, Weed Destroyer Drainage Goes Into Beautiful Fashion

Tinuku Eichhornia crassipes, Weed Destroyer Drainage Goes Into Beautiful Fashion

Hyacinth easily spread through the drains into river, lake, up to brackish waters. Parasitic plant just pollute rivers and cause clogged or overflowing due to too much water hyacinth.

This fact considered as intruders, but for a group of designers in city of Ambarawa, Central Java Province, forms the basis of the craft. Once dried into raw material for making beautiful handbag, luggage, slippers, baskets, mats, trays and so on.

Tinuku Eichhornia crassipes, Weed Destroyer Drainage Goes Into Beautiful Fashion

Tinuku Eichhornia crassipes, Weed Destroyer Drainage Goes Into Beautiful Fashion

Tinuku Eichhornia crassipes, Weed Destroyer Drainage Goes Into Beautiful Fashion

The design of the water hyacinth material takes a long process. Wet plant must first be drained about two weeks. After a long braid dries then formed by a group of designers in Ambarawa City residents.

After strap-shaped elongated, material and then woven into a flower pot, tissue box, bags, hats, kitchen equipment and furniture. Special material is applied as a final process look more shiny.

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