Peti | Chest


Category: Manjush
Location: Barwa, Bhiwani, Haryana
Cultural region: Bagad
Materials: Metal (Iron), Wood
Metal craft technique: Bending, Cladding, Fittings
Wood craft technique: Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A chest is called a peti and is used to store clothes and mattresses. Customarily, a peti is given as a gift to the bride in her bridal trousseau from her maternal family in her marriage. This peti was placed in a room near the courtyard of a haveli where the owners no longer live. It was left behind by them and was presently used by the caretaker of the haveli.

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