Peti | Chest


Category: Manjush
Location: Dhunda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

The inside of a peti would have organising compartments based on the needs of the users. Often, secret compartments are built into the smaller partitions or compartments to store money and valuables. A locking mechanism is incorporated into the construction of a sandook for this reason.

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