Peti | Casket
Location: Sardarshahr, Churu, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Shekhawati
Materials: Metal (Bronze, Brass, Iron), Textile, Wood
Metal craft technique: Beating, Cladding, Etching, Fittings, Piercing, Riveting, Stamping
Wood craft technique: Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This peti was one of its kind recorded in a warehouse in Shekhawati. It was given as part of a bride’s trousseau in the region. The insides were lined with fabric to safeguard expensive clothes that would be stored inside. The owner of the warehouse was using the peti to store old books in it.