Kangri

Basket

Humanities Info Card | Updated 3 years ago


Registration Number: F3017

Location: Kashmir

Stitch Type: Double twining

Collection Date: 1975

Description: A natural and red/orange basket. It has a hollow base that angles upwards to produce a diamond shape. Three red/orange bands are evenly spread around basket body. It features a heavy duty handle with slightly off-centre arch. A detailed exploration of the basket and its material cultural can be found here

Curator Story

 

The Kangri is a basket of the Kashmir region used to hold hot coals and warm the body during winter. While still highly steeped in tradition, these baskets are popular tourist items.