Dhakola | Basket


Category: Vastu
Location: Rawaldhi, Charkhi Dadri, Haryana
Cultural region: Ahirwal
Materials: Earth (Mud), Papier mache
Earth craft technique: Plastering
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

In the Ahirwal region, a papier mache basket is called a dhakola. This dhakola was decorated with traditional patterns and designs by the woman of the house. The patterns were made using colours bought from the local market. Such painted dhakola are used during weddings and auspicious occasions.

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