Pataaro | Chest


Category: Manjush
Location: Ghoba, Amreli, 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

These brass bound wooden chests are attributed to the region of Saurashtra in Gujarat. Their chief function is that of a hope chest, used by women to store their belongings in preparation for their marriage.

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