Tokri | Basket


Category: Vastu
Location: Dhianpur, Rupnagar, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Grass (Bamboo, Mulberry Branch), Textile, Wool
Grass craft technique: Basketry, Splitting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Tokri made for ceremonial usage are known as ‘shagna wali tokri’ meaning auspicious basket. This tokri was covered using a white cloth and decorated with tassels made using woollen threads. Such baskets are used to keep sweets during the ceremonies.

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