Boti | Basket
Location: Mahta, Bathinda, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Lime, Papier mache
Lime craft technique: Painting, Plastering
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This boti had patterns painted on it, using red and green colours. Stripes were painted on its inner surface while a combination of dots and stripes was used to decorate the outer surface. Such decorated boti are used to keep patashe (a type of sweet made from sugar) during wedding rituals.