This is actually a freshwater plant, known locally as “Hogla”. Hogla grows abundantly along the banks of freshwater rivers and floodprone land and is available from managed resources in the Noakhali district of Bangladesh. Local producers harvest the grass twice a year, dry it and spin it into long pieces, often more than 20m in length. As the Hogla dries, its colour subtly changes from a green to a rich reddish brown. There is a rich tradition in Bangladesh of making woven products from this beautifully coloured material.
The material is woven in Bangladesh onto a locally sourced Bamboo frame to produce a distinctively beautiful product.