Pinjra | Food cloche
Location: Dodewala, Fazilka, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending, Fittings, Painting, Riveting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Pinjra like the featured one are heavy as they are made entirely of metal. This prevents the pinjra from being moved by pets and protecting the food inside. It had a metal ring at the top to hold and lift it up. A pinjra would generally be used to cover freshly prepared food that would be arranged on the floor of the kitchen.