Bamboo abundantly grows in hilly areas of Uttarakhand. Tools used for basketry are very basic and similar all over India. There is no much change in implementing new tools as the artisans can manage with basic tools without using any mechanical equipment.
Baskets are made with very minimum tools those are easily available locally such as knife for cutting and splitting bamboo which is locally called as Khurpi.
Good and sharp tools like scissors and knives help to split bamboo poles very easily. Splits of bamboo are soaked in water to retain moisture. The rim (edge part of bamboo) is locally called as Kunela which is a thick bamboo pole, it is bent and made as ring and attached to the bamboo basket.