Jhula | Cradle


Category: Vastu
Location: Bikaner, Bikaner, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Marwar
Materials: Glass (Mirror), Textile, Wood
Textile craft technique: Upholstery
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This jhula on display at the Bikaner Fort is the largest and most ornate one recorded as part of this research. The carving and decoration on it resemble architectural features with motifs of elephants, horses and peacocks. A picture of Lord Krishna was placed on it to indicate its ritual use.

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