Locally the fiber or the grass is called Babui Ghash. The grass grows in abundance in the forest fringe areas of Purulia, Bankura and Jhargram. The grass is collected by women and after proper washing and drying the grass is twisted into bundles to form ropes. The traditional livelihood is making ropes and selling them at the local market. The Sabai artists with skill enhancement have learned to make diversified products which have enhanced their market at the state and national levels.Presently 4730 Sabai artists are involved in the weaving of Sabai products.