Bamboo has always been something that proved to be multifunctional in the Orient. Oriental culture has always been known to have incorporated bamboo into just about any home improvement element since time immemorial. One of the earliest and most distinctive examples is walls made out of woven bamboo grass. Technically speaking, they should be regarded more as so-called partitions. Back in the days, bamboo has also been used at large when it comes to the building or construction of houses.
They were (and still are) also used for fences, for flooring, for bridges, for toys, and yes; they are even used as musical instruments. Over the centuries, bamboo has become a veritable staple when it comes to the decoration of the interiors and exteriors of houses and even to accent gardens and so much more. On top of that, bamboo has also been given rich meanings in terms of symbolism in oriental culture. One good example is back in Japan where they used bamboo in and around the places where they usually do their worship because of the fact that they believe that bamboo has qualities that can actually ward off evil. Different cultures have different perceptions or different takes on bamboo.
The Chinese believe that bamboo can actually bring good life as well as preserve it as well. While in India, they believe that bamboo is a mark or symbolism of friendship. Because of the wide and varied usage of bamboo, it has eventually made its entry into the world of Western interiors. It was not easy to incorporate it completely since Western design has a different foundation altogether. However, bamboo blinds were introduced. Accessories have always been the easiest to incorporate and that is what happened with the introduction of the bamboo blinds. Bamboo blinds are classy and elegant and more so, have become very popular.