Galla | Merchant’s desk
Location: Hoshiarpur, Hoshiarpur, Punjab
Cultural region: Doaba
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This galla was recorded in the study room of a house. It was mainly used by the owner to place religious books on the surface while reading and to store in the space underneath the surface. It had turned wooden legs fixed to the wooden panels forming the storage section. Around onethird of the top surface was fixed while the rest of it was an openable shutter, hinged to the fixed part.