Sandook | Cabinet


Category: Manjush
Location: Fatehgarh, Hanumangarh, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Shekhawati
Materials: Metal (Brass), Wood
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery
Metal craft technique: Cladding, Fittings, Riveting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Cabinets called sandook are unique to Hanumangarh and Sri Ganganagar which are geographically closer to Punjab where such sandook are common. We were told by the woman of the house that the sandook had been given to her mother-in-law by her family as part of her wedding trousseau. She now used it to store mattresses, quilts and winter clothes.

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