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.


  • 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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