Peti | Chest
Location: Karheri, Patiala, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This simple peti was made by fixing wooden planks using finger joints. The lid of the chest was made using two planks; one was fixed and the other plank was hinged to the fixed one. Only the second plank could be lifted up to access the contents of the peti. The lid had small metal hooks to lock the peti.