Peti | Casket
Location: The South Asia Collection from Rajasthan, Rajasthan
Materials: Metal (Bronze, Brass, Iron), Wood
Metal craft technique: Beating, Cladding, Etching, Fittings, Piercing, Riveting, Stamping
Wood craft technique: Joinery
Source: SADACC, UK
Made from wood, this peti is cladded with brass sheets. The brass sheets are ornamented with floral veil patterns using a combination of piercing and stamping techniques. Now a part of the South Asia Collection Museum, peti like these were originally used by Shekhawati brides to store clothes and jewellery.