Dalri | Basket
Location: Dhani Toda, Bhiwani, Haryana
Cultural region: Bagad
Materials: Earth (Mud), Papier mache
Earth craft technique: Plastering
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A dalri is a basket made of papier mache and plastered with a layer of mud. In some cases, a mixture of mud and husk is added to the papier mache for better binding. A dalri is used mainly to keep flour for immediate use in the kitchen and sometimes to store grains as well.