Dhaliyu | Merchant’s desk


Category: Sapaat
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.

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