Pataaro | Chest
Location: Lilya Mota (Vaghania), Amreli, Gujarat
Cultural region: Saurashtra
Materials: Metal (Aluminium, Iron), Wood
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery
Metal craft technique: Beating, Cladding, Embossing, Fittings, Riveting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This massive pataaro stands as high as five feet. The form and ornamentation resembles other brass bound chests, but this pataaro is clad with aluminium and painted to make it appear like brass.