Peti | Casket
Location: Mendarda, Junagadh, Gujarat
Cultural region: Saurashtra
Materials: Metal (Brass)
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending, Engraving, Fittings
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Brass caskets like this one, are attributed to the region of Saurashtra. They form an important part of the bride-wealth, and are used to store jewellery, money or trinkets that the bride carries with her to her husband’s home.