Boia | Basket
Location: Kandela, Jind, Haryana
Cultural region: Khadar
Materials: Earth (Mud), Papier mache
Earth craft technique: Plastering
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A papier mache basket is known as boia in the Khadar and Nardak regions of Haryana. The inner surface of this boia was painted with floral patterns. It was used during weddings to keep roti or sweets to serve the guests. During festivals and religious rituals, it was used to keep patashe (a type of sweet made only from sugar).