Lovely simple rustic handmade "Indhoni" or "cushion-for-holding-pots".
This type of construction is used to hang pots of butter and milk suspended from the beams on the roof of the house, away from the cats and mischievous children.
Such an arrangement finds a mention in the epic Mahabharat, in the stories of Lord Krishna's childhood. Although he was an adorable toddler, he was known as "maakhan chor" or butter thief as he exasperated the women of the village by stealing their home-made butter.
In order to keep their butter and milk safe from him and his buddies, such devices were created.
Some fraying and signs of wear.
Estimated to be from the 1960s
*The clay pot is not included*
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.