Peti | Chest


Category: Manjush
Location: Dhanaula, Barnala, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A peti is a chest used to store mattresses and clothes. It is generally raised off the floor on four turned or carved wooden legs. The common type of peti is made using a framework of horizontal and vertical wooden members with wooden panels fixed between them. The panels of this chest were decorated by painting floral patterns on them

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