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This boti had patterns painted on it, using red and green colours. Stripes were painted on its inner surface while a combination of dots and stripes was used to decorate the outer surface. Such decorated boti are used to keep patashe (a type of sweet made from sugar) during wedding rituals.

Details

  • Title: Boti (Basket)
  • Location: Mahta, Bathinda, 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: Lime, Papier mache
  • Region: Malwa
  • Lime Craft Technique: Plastering, Painting

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