Tapari, Duna and Bota are the disposable, multipurpose leaf plates and bowls made by stitching Saal ko Paat with a small bamboo sticks. Saal trees (Shorea Robusta) are most commonly found in the Terai regions of Nepal and are used for timber, fuel woods.
The leaves are used for plates and animal feeds, while the seeds and fruits have Ayurvedic medicinal use. Nepalese use the fresh leaf plates and bowls for many occasions, including religious rituals, child's rice feeding ceremony, many festival feasts (bhoye), and marriage ceremony.
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