Basketry

The women of Sirigu are also laborious and creative in making baskets. The typical Sirigu designs is the "pio", a conical shaped basket with a square base and round opening. The basket is considered a symbol of womanhood in the house. Proudly you will see the women carrying the baskets on their head on their way to the market or otherwise. The basket is used to keep or carry all kind of things like millet, cassava, groundnuts, fruit items, pots, personal belongings etc. The baskets are decorated with different geometrical designs. The natural colours used are again black, red and white. The local grasses are used for its production, but ecological deterioration makes the grasses scarce, and forces people to buy it from the southern part of the country.

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