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.


  • Title: Kharli (Basket)
  • Location: Rawaldhi, Charkhi Dadri, Haryana
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Rishav Jain, Ben Cartwright and Radha Devpura
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Grass (Bamboo & Sarkanda), Leather
  • Region: Ahirwal
  • Grass Craft Technique: Basketry, Weaving

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