Peti | Chest
Location: Jida, Bathinda, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Most chests were used to store items that were not required on an everyday basis. The top surface would be used to store items which would be moved only when the peti had to be accessed. This simple peti had only vertical members fixed to the top and bottom frame members. Vertical panels of wood were fixed between these members.