Sikki Grass Work by Artisan Renu Devi from Bihar, India (State Awardee)
Hi! I am Renu Devi. I am a skilled artisan of Sikki Grass Craft. I am doing this art for the last 20 – 25 years. I have learned this art from my mother Shrimati Buchchi Devi (State Awardee). I was awarded the state award in the year 2013-2014.
I make many sikki grass products like Bowls, Pots, Platters, Boxes, Table Mats, Decorative Items, Bangles, Hindu deities like Lord Ganesha, Lord Krishna, Lord Ram, Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Sita, Goddess Saraswati, etc. I use natural herbal colors to color these products.
I have participated in various exhibitions organized in different cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Chennai, Allahabad, Bhopal, and Patna.
I am also organizing several training programs to promote this art. For this purpose, I established a self-help group “Janta Pustakalaya SHG” in the year 2000. Under this, I am training many women and girls. I want to make people more aware of this art.