Category Archives: Kavalan

Episode 54: Banana Silk Clothe

Having been lost for 20 years, Kavalan’s banana silk weaving technique was restored during a movement in the 90s. The tribal elders are once again picking up the tradition to weaving banana silk clothing and bags sturdy enough to carry a person. Therefore, in this episode, children experiment with water bottles to find out out how the banana silk was able to spread out the tension. They also find out that longer strands are sturdier, and they can be weaved into clothes and other household items.