Dhaliyu | Merchant’s desk


Category: Sapaat
Location: Limbdi, Surendranagar, Gujarat
Cultural region: Saurashtra
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This refined dhaliyu rests on finely turned legs. It has a long writing surface that houses two lockable lids. A wooden curb on the edge of the surface prevents ink pots and other items from falling over.

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