Peti | Chest

Details

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

Circular wooden discs fitted onto the panels of this chest had carvings on them, which were covered up with a recent coat of paint applied over it. It was the only peti recorded with elaborate carvings of this kind and had been gifted to the owner by a friend. This unique peti had previously been used in an office to keep important documents and money and it is now used in the house to store items and as a display feature.

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