Peyi | Merchant’s desk
Location: Kharwa, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Merwara
Materials: Metal (Iron), Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A peyi is a sloping surface elevated on four legs and is used to write on. In the past, it was mostly used by traders in their shops, where they would sit in front of the peyi to write account books. This led to the furniture being known more commonly as a merchant’s desk.