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Laii Basket

Laii is a small bamboo basket used for washing rice. It is used by the Bengali speaking population of Tripura.

Its base is square shaped with a diagonal length of 220 mm. The sides spread out to a circular rim of diameter 320 mm. The height measures 140 mm. Two sets of wide bamboo splits are used for weaving the base. The sides are woven in a twilled fashion. A ring constructed from bamboo-split is woven to the rim for additional strength.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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