Practical Tree Sculpting — Living Bridges by the War-Khasis of India

The living bridges of Cherrapunji, India are made from the roots of the Ficus elastica tree. The root bridges, some of which are over a hundred feet long, take ten to fifteen years to become fully functional, but they’re extraordinarily strong – strong enough that some of them can support the weight of fifty or more people at a time.

Because they are alive and still growing, the bridges actually gain strength over time – and some of the ancient root bridges used daily by the War-Khasis people of the villages around Cherrapunji may be well over five hundred years old.

Pulse of Life

Pulse of Life

Man is adequately equipped for all his true needs if he trusts his senses and develops them in such a way that they remain worthy of that trust. -Goethe ...