Vintage Gift Basket With Lid
Sikki Grass Basketcraft, Uttar Pradesh

Rs. 1,600.00

Vintage woven basket with carved wooden bird finial attached to the lid of the basket. One of a kind!

It would be a neat gift to give for an upcoming wedding you might be attending, filled with some goodies or to hold offerings for any festival or maybe just set in on your coffee table as a conversation piece.....This can be used as a big container with a cap to store food grains, spices, sweets, etc.

This is a very special handmade basket woven out of "Sikki grass".This has traditional Sikki patterns woven into the baskets with various colored grasses.

Sikki is a golden coloured grass which grows during the monsoons in the wet and marshy areas around rivers and ponds in Bihar & Uttar Pradesh. Munj (another grass) and khar are other important raw materials for the making of Sikki grass products. Munj is more abundant and rigid, and it is used to give basic shape and strength. At first munj is coiled and then it is covered with Sikki grass.  The grass is boiled with food colouring to dye it in different bright colours.

These baskets are available in various colour combinations.

Due to the handmade nature of these baskets, each one is slightly different which we believe adds to the charm and value of each piece.

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Sikki Grass Basketcraft, Uttar Pradesh
Weight
700 g

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