Pataaro | Chest
Location: Reshamiya, Surendranagar, 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
In many villages, the women take extreme care in maintaining their material possessions, especially the brass pataara and utensils. Mud or sand is commonly used to scrub the vessels clean and maintain their brilliant shine.