Sandook | Cabinet


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

The front facade of this sandook had carved wooden panels, painted in a variety of colours. The top panel had religious images encased in glass, which was a common feature of most sandook. A secret compartment was provided near the top panel that could be accessed by lifting the protruding ledge. The side panel at the top had an inclined mirror fixed at its centre.

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