Peti | Casket
Location: Natvar Nagar (Bagasra), Amreli, Gujarat
Cultural region: Saurashtra
Materials: Metal (Brass), Mother of Pearl, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Inlay, Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This wooden peti is ornately inlaid with mother of pearl. The inlay features a combination of geometric patterns and stylised flowers. The use of such opulent materials suggests it would have been used to store valuables.