A type of mountainous grass grows in Yunnan
whose leaves are as long as about one meter.
It is commonly found in barren mountains,
between stone cracks or sheer cliff. The frost-bitten mountainous grass is firmer after the Winter Solstice.
After the Winter Solstice,
the frost-bitten mountainous grass is firmer.
Villagers tend to cut some grass from the mountains
to bind tobacco leaves
weave the shoulder ropes of back basket
or woven into grass stools.
The elderly commonly say that
a grass stool is both warm
It can be used for years
There are two grass stools in my home
both of which are woven by my grandma years ago.
There are too old.
Before the Spring Festival approaches,
I’m going to cut some mountainous grass to weave two stools
Sprinkle some water on the grass to soften it.
Pick out dry grass.
Fix grass at one end and roll all into three braids
Grass is added in each step
Fixing the grass after winding up braids
are wound up into a braided rope
Cut off excessive grass
Add in the grass ball and start rolling from the beginning