Tokri are often decorated using colourful threads and beads by women of the house. Such tokri are made for use in marriage ceremonies and are considered auspicious. Unlike commonly found tokri, this example was made using straw and was decorated using cotton threads.


  • Title: Tokri (Basket)
  • Location: Naurangpur, Pathankot, Punjab
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Grass (Straw), Wool (Rope)
  • Wool Technique: Weaving
  • Region: Majha
  • Grass Craft Technique: Joinery

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