The bamboo basketry is a prime activity during the harvest of ‘Luchki’ (renamed Kanthiprakashpur) season when the otherwise expensive green bamboo is easily available. The bamboo is split into strips of two, four, and six, which is further spliced vertically by ‘churi’ and left in the sun to harden. Thus making them easy to work with. The wide strips form the center of the basket, while the thinner strips woven around it leads to a high degree of refinement. A woven mat is fixed into the baskets to stop leakage of grains since these multicolored baskets coated with clay and cow dung are used to carry paddy and other grains. Basod’s who work with bamboo and are based in Netnagar, a small village close to Ektal, about 13 km (8 miles) also use green bamboo for their craft. The rimless basket forms of Chhattisgarh all close inwards, but the closely filled woven ‘suppa’ differ in form and detailing from place to place. The ‘suppa’ is initially woven as a mat of necessary size, which is then cut at one end, folded in to cause the flat exterior to curve. Then clean strips of sat wood are used to bind the outer edge of the rim frame of the suppa. Similar products are also made in Kosumnara. Here, they use the bamboo strips to bind their ‘suppas’ which is different from the style of the Netnagar artisans.