Majju | Chest


Category: Manjush
Location: Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Marwar
Materials: Metal (Iron), Wood
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
Metal craft technique: Fittings, Riveting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

While most majju had flat top surfaces, some were shaped like the gable roof of a building. Owing to the visual architectural reference which was a common feature of vernacular houses in the rural parts of Marwar region, such chests were also called jhopdi majju; jhopdi meaning a hut.

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