Pataaro | Chest
Location: Alidhra, Junagadh, Gujarat
Cultural region: Saurashtra
Materials: Metal (Brass, Iron), Wood
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery
Metal craft technique: Beating, Cladding, Embossing, Fittings, Riveting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
With changing lifestyles, the traditional custom of acquiring a pataaro for a woman is becoming purely symbolic. As a result, the size of pataara are decreasing, and now range from the size of small caskets to jewellery boxes.