Pataaro | Chest
Location: Bhad Ghed, Porbandar, Gujarat
Cultural region: Saurashtra
Materials: Metal (Iron), Wood
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting
Metal craft technique: Beating, Cladding, Fittings, Riveting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
In the Mer houses of Saurashtra, all storage furniture is lined against a wall. This rudimentary pataaro is placed between a majju and a peti. Its upper surface is used as a place to stack mattresses.