Pataaro | Chest
Location: Dhoraji, Junagadh, Gujarat
Cultural region: Saurashtra
Materials: Metal (Iron), Wood
Metal craft technique: Beating, Cladding, Embossing, Fittings, Riveting
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Due to their sentimental value, many families hold on to the brass bound pataara. However, rudimentary pataara like this specimen are often sold off to furniture dealers.