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.


  • Title: Tokra (Basket)
  • Location: Phul Makori, Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar, 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 (Bamboo & Mulberry branch), Metal, Nylon (Rope)
  • Region: Doaba
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings
  • Grass Craft Technique: Basketry, Splitting

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