How to Make Rope from Banana Midribs as Utilization of Villagae Potential

Villages can compete with urban areas. Because the city that exists today is formed from a rapidly growing village. These villages develop with the characteristics they have. These characteristics, namely physical and social characteristics. However, every village in the world has its characteristics. To minimize competition between rural and urban areas. Several villages supply raw materials for urban needs. Such as vegetables, fruits, furniture raw materials, to labor. This causes a shortage of manpower in the village. So that the potential that exists in the village cannot be utilized optimally. These labor resources are considered as basic capital which can later be managed and also developed for the benefit, survival, and development of the village.

Stakeholders in the village can do the training. The training carried out can develop handicrafts by utilizing natural resources in the village. An example of village potential that can continue to be developed in the digital era is by making ropes from banana stems.

As we have seen, the village supplies fruit for the urban area. Banana fruit is supplied to the city. Trees from bananas that have been harvested will become waste. You can take advantage of this opportunity. What's more, the world is currently looking for products with environmentally friendly raw materials.

How to make a rope from a banana midrib,

In the digital era like today, environmentally friendly products are the prima donna. In addition, marketing the products that you have made is also easier. The rope from the banana midrib is made from banana plantation waste. This rope can also be used for making geotextile nets and other crafts, such as pencil cases, wallets, or flower vases. Geotextile netting can be useful for preventing erosion and landslides. To make rope from a banana midrib, follow these steps.

    Tools and materials

  1. Banana stem
  2. Wooden stick
  3. A container to put the banana midrib
  4. Cutter
  5. Scissor

Making Steps
  1. First, prepare the tools and materials to make rope from the banana midrib. Look for banana stems around the house. Choose banana stems that have dried, as wet banana stems take 1 to 2 weeks to dry in the sun. Cut the dried banana stems using scissors.
  2. Shred the dried banana stems. Use a cutter to trim the banana midrib. Try to shred the banana midrib in an elongated shape.
  3. Take 3 shredded banana stems. Try to take shredded bananas of the same length. Tie the end of the banana midrib to a wooden stick.
  4. Arrange the shredded banana midrib. The trick is to make braids like braiding hair.
  5. String the shredded banana midrib to the ends.
  6. Once assembled, shredded banana midrib will be shaped like a rope.
  7. If you want to increase the length of the rope from the banana leaf, wrap the ends of the shredded banana leaf.
  8. Then assemble the sliced ​​bananas that have been wrapped around the rope.

        That was how to make rope from the banana midrib. You can also use other raw materials, such as water hyacinth or coconut fiber. The products you make can be useful for developing village potential.

Here's a video on how to make rope from the banana midrib.