Expression or creation of something beautiful is termed as Art and especially that too in a visual form. Arts and crafts on the whole stand for the handicrafts and several decorative designs. In spite of the variations of time Punjab has held its ground in this field also and the way its people have maintained the years old tradition is simply worth applauding. Making beautiful plants, ferns and several other charming motifs on the self plastered mud walls has been a part of the life of Punjabi women. Women of Punjab have also been into making of colourful paper made utensils for storing day-to-day necessaties for a long duration. These utensils were made from a paste made of paper and different kinds of earth mixed together. Several years ago, Sarcanda, a thick, tough and elastic grass was available in plenty in Punjab which has now nearly vanished due to the ploughing. Roofs of different sizes in circular shapes were made out of this grass which conditioned the air and kept the environment cool. The shaved form of grass was also brought into use for making carpets curtains and carpets. Chhaj as called in Punjabi was household gadget made from the Same grass is used for dividing the edible material from the grain and its residue. Screens used to part wheat from hay were also made from the same grass. Baskets meant for keeping haber dasbery (cotton, pins, needles, threads, buttons, etc.) of different colours and shapes and several covers were designed by the young Punjabi girls by using coloured cotton threads and shaved sarcanda, which in turn were given to them as a portion of the dowry. Kantees is the name with which these are called in Punjab. A wedding song also mentions it which goes like this: “Tyari ho gayi patolaya teri katni nu phul lag gaye” meaning, arrangements have been made for you O beautiful lady-Katni has blossomed out.