Sandook | Cabinet
Location: Gumtali, Jalandhar, Punjab
Cultural region: Doaba
Materials: Metal, Wood
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Painting
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending, Fittings
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Craftspeople often designed sandook with hidden compartments. These secret compartments would be known only to the owner and were used to keep valuables and money. This sandook also had a hidden compartment in the shelf inside, which could be accessed by a sliding shutter.