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Category: Vastu
Location: Phul Makori, Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar, Punjab
Cultural region: Doaba
Materials: Grass (Bamboo, Mulberry Branch), Metal, Nylon (Rope)
Grass craft technique: Basketry, Splitting
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Tokra are used in many different ways in a Punjabi household. These tokra were hung from the ceiling; one using a nylon rope and the other using a metal chain. They were used to store food items to keep away rodents and pets.

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