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Spiral Basket of Punjab




Spiral baskets made in Punjab are famous for their sturdiness. They are constructed using sarkanda, a wild grass usually found in swamps. Once the baskets are constructed, it is decorated with designs formed by stitching date palm leaves. The designs used often represent the geometric patterns used in the phulkari, an embroidery art followed in North India.



Updated on 7th June, 2005

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