Flowers are one of the most beautiful and colourful creations of nature and make an essential part of the Hindu way of performing rituals and prayers known as “Pooja”. Hindu scriptures say that essentially any of the three things namely “Pushpam”, “Phalam”, and “Toyam” meaning flower, fruit, and water should be offered to God everyday.
This flower basket known as the “Poola Sajja” in the south of India has a brass handle and a charming unique shape with four semi-circular side walls for keeping flowers. Exquisitely hand made with brass metal sheet, the basket is skilfully crafted where the brass sheet-metal work is joined by hand pressing using the traditional lock forming technique.
The bottom has four brass knobs riveted to the bottom brass plate to serve as legs to the bowl. This basket is ideally used to hold flowers that are used for pooja in the house or at religious rituals. A Small Bowl is riveted to one side of the Handle for Pasupu or Kumkum for prayers.
Measures: Length 18 cm x Width 17 cm x Height 16 cm including the handle.
The height of the brass walls of the basket measure 6 cm.
Weight: 550 grams.