Peti almari | Chest


Category: Manjush
Location: Meharaj, Bathinda, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Earth (Ceramic), Glass, Paper, Wood
Earth craft technique: Tilework
Paper craft technique: Printing
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This peti almari was placed next to a sandook in this house. As informed by the locals, peti almari was given to a woman in her bridal trousseau instead of a sandook. In this case, the sandook belonged to the eldest lady of the house whereas the peti almari was brought by her daughter-in-law in her daaj. Ceramic tiles were used to decorate this chest.

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