The bamboo kothi used by the indigenous communities of South Gujarat is similar to a kablo. Its cylindrical shape is achieved by curving a woven bamboo mat. The kothi is plastered with a thin layer of lipan(an admixture of mud and dung). Its lid is made in similar fashion.


  • Title: Kothi (Granary)
  • Location: Patharda, Tapi, Gujarat
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Mitraja Bais, Jay Thakkar, Samrudha Dixit, Ben Cartwright and Mansi S Rao
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Grass (Bamboo), Earth (Mud)
  • Region: South Gujarat
  • Grass Craft Technique: Splitting, Weaving
  • Earth Craft Technique: Lipan kaam

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