Ghodiyu | Cradle
Location: Mocha, Porbandar, 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
A ghodiyu is a traditional cradle made of turned and lacquered wood. It is fitted with a hammock to rock an infant. Cradles of this type have been used in the region for centuries.