Ghodiyu | Cradle
Location: Reshamiya, Surendranagar, Gujarat
Cultural region: Saurashtra
Materials: Metal (Iron), Textile, Wood
Metal craft technique: Bending, Fittings
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
In Saurashtra, like the dholio, cradles made of turned wood are lacquered with auspicious colours, such as red, yellow, green and often a blue colour. This ghodiyu is nearly a hundred years old.