Parnu | Cradle


Category: Manch
Location: Gondal, Rajkot, Gujarat
Cultural region: Saurashtra
Materials: Cotton (Strap), Metal (Silver), Wood
Metal craft technique: Beating, Cladding, Embossing, Engraving, Fittings
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This parnu belongs to the royal family of Gondal. It is laid with silk covered cushions and bolsters. Its wooden structure is entirely clad with silver, symbolizing their sovereign position in society.

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