Jhula | Cradle
Location: Ajmer, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Merwara
Materials: Glass (Mirror), Textile, Wood
Textile craft technique: Upholstery
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A jhula is a shrine (designed like a cradle) used for religious purposes. Idols of Lord Krishna are placed in it and worshipped. This jhula was in use at a residence in Ajmer. It was made from wood and extensively ornamented with gold paints and mirror work.