Kudumbasree workers participating in a coconut leaf braiding competition as part of the state school science fair at Malabar Christian college ground on Tuesday. Students are eagerly watching the method of the brading of one participant.
Kerala State School Science Fair will begin in Kozhikode on Friday.
Houses were thatched with dry coconut leaves in Kerala,decades before tiled and concrete houses came into popularity.However,today there is no takers for this tradition.
Apart from making shelters , thatched green coconut leaves were widely used for making wedding pandals and shelters for political and cultural meetings.
When event makers and hire goods owners take up other luxurious and convenient methods ,the scope of the age old tradition turned to nostalgia of Malayali,gradually.