Pataaro | Chest
Location: Muli, Surendranagar, Gujarat
Cultural region: Saurashtra
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Beating, Cladding, Embossing, Fittings, Painting, Riveting
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This pataaro is probably painted to cut down on the tedious process of cleaning and maintaining it. However, paint obscures the bright metalwork, reducing the splendour of this pataaro, as it does to most others that are painted.