This tokra was made out of bamboo by the local craftspeople of Panchkula district. It was used to strain cooked rice while preparing food for large gatherings during weddings or other celebrations. When not in use, it was stored under a khaat (charpoy) in the room.


  • Title: Tokra (Basket)
  • Location: Godam, Panchkula, 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)
  • Region: Nardak
  • Grass Craft Technique: Basketry, Splitting

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