Tipari is a ceremonial basket

Bhopal, Under the Latest and popular online series of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya entitled ‘Exhibit of the Week’ the “TIPARI- A Ceremonial Basket” collected from Muriya communities of Bastar Chhattisgarh, in 1990 was displayed to the audience as the Fifth Exhibit of the month of August, 2023 through official website, Facebook, Instagram and twitter page of the IGRMS.

In this regard Dr Bhuvan Vikram, Director IGRMS said that the Tipari is a ceremonial basket profoundly used by the Muria tribe of Chhattisgarh during marriage ceremonies. It is a double layer lidded basket woven in a twilled pattern in the inner portion and in a close weft and warp pattern on the outer side. The two layers are tied at the rim by a bamboo split ring.

The body and the lid are decorated by floral designs made of thin layers of bamboo strips. Among the Murias this basket is gifted to the bride during wedding ceremonies. Mostly sweets, clothes and ornaments are kept in this basket. At the in- laws house the bride keeps her belongings in it and this is treated as her property.

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