Sandook | Cabinet


Category: Manjush
Location: Dhanaula, Barnala, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Metal, Paper, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Paper craft technique: Printing
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A sandook formed an important part of marriage rituals in Punjab. Along with furniture like takht (bench), palang (bed) and a few objects, sandook would generally be gifted to brides as part of the daaj (bridal trousseau). Sandook would be commissioned specifically for such occasions.

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