What could you weave with 10 meters of hand-made natural Calamus Grass Braided Rope? You could create the most beautiful baskets, chair seats, sun-hats, or decorations.
Length: 10 meters
Width: About 1 cm
ABOUT SWEET FLAG CALAMUS GRASS:
This lovely plant if found in moist soils and shallow water in ditches, marshes, river edges and ponds.
The leaves are used in basket-making or woven into mats. They have also been used as a thatch for roofs.
An essential oil from the rhizome is used in perfumery and as a food flavoring. The oil has a fragrance reminiscent of patchouli oil. The fresh roots yield about 1.5 – 3.5% essential oil, dried roots about 0.8%. The essential oil is also an insect repellent and insecticide.
An essential oil obtained from the leaves is used in perfumery and for making aromatic vinegars. The leaves and the root have a refreshing scent of cinnamon.
All parts of the plant can be dried and used to repel insects or to scent linen cupboards. They can also be burnt as an incense, whilst the whole plant was formerly used as a strewing herb.
[Source: Plants for a Future]