This episode explores the role of craftsmanship in Bamboo construction. Moko has been working with Bamboo since he was a young child and comes from a long line of traditional Balinese Craftsmen. He has worked first for Green School, and then with Ibuku for more than 10 years. Besides being a production manager at Ibuku's factory he's also an instructor at Bamboo U and teaches people from all over the world how to build unique bamboo creations.
If you want to meet Moko take a tour of the Ibuku factory or come to Bamboo U!
The Fish Mouth is named after the way one bamboo piece “bites” into its counterpart. This traditional joinery technique makes use of the bamboo’s intrinsic properties by evenly distributing loads across the full section of the bamboo culm.
The art of making this joint can be broken down into the following steps on our article, click link below.