Peti almari | Chest


Category: Manjush
Location: Mahta, Bathinda, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Glass (Mirror), Metal, Paper, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Paper craft technique: Printing
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Similar to sandook and peti, peti almari are also decorated using prints of Sikh gurus encased in its panels. This peti almari had such prints encased on the facade of the cabinet as well as on the top row of the chest. Though these prints are not worshipped, they add a sense of sacredness to the furniture and the space around it.

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