Dhaliyu | Merchant’s desk
Location: Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Cultural region: Central Gujarat
Materials: Metal (Iron), Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Dhaliyu derives its name from the Gujarati term dhal (which means slope) owing to its sloping surface. Traditionally, it served as a surface for writing and was used by students, accountants, merchants, etc.