addition to the flattened bamboo mats made, a wide range of bamboo mats are made from
bamboo splits. Several of these are used in house construction while others are used as
floor mats for sleeping on or as surfaces for drying and processing grains (fig. 776) Make
sleeping mats from extremely fine bamboo splits.(fig. 777).These mats are plaited in a
delicate construction and in most cases have figures or geometric pattern on the surface.
Other bamboo mats are made from splits 15 to 25 mm in width. These
are used in wall construction, partition screens and in false ceiling construction. In
addition to these a species of reed bamboo is split and converted into woven mats. The
mats are used for fencing, walls, ceilings and floor covering.
Almost all region weave bamboo
mats to serve various functions. The weave structures used are similar though the local
names in each case varies.