Sandook | Cabinet

Details

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

Sandook were specifically made using rohida wood. This sandook had a flat roof as compared to the hut shaped roof in the previous example. A secret compartment called rakhana was made that could be accessed through a sliding door on the roof. This could be accessed through the inside of the sandook too.

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