Kharli | Basket


Category: Vastu
Location: Rawaldhi, Charkhi Dadri, Haryana
Cultural region: Ahirwal
Materials: Grass (Bamboo, Sarkanda), Leather
Grass craft technique: Basketry, Weaving
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Kharli is a basket used for keeping grains or fodder for cattle. It is also sometimes used as a seat for children during religious ceremonies, using the basket inverted. On such occasions, a sacred thread is tied around the kharli by the priest, as seen in this example.

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