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Katnee




Katnee is a traditional basket forming a part of the gifts taken by a bride to her new home after wedding, in Punjab. This basket, woven by the bride herself, is used for holding pins, cotton, buttons, needles and other similar items.

A locally available wild grass, called sarkanda, along with colored cotton thread is used for weaving this basket. The art of weaving this basket is taught to a girl at a very young age, by her mother or an elderly woman in the family.



Updated on 7th June, 2005

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