Sandook | Cabinet


Category: Manjush
Location: Alamgir, Kapurthala, Punjab
Cultural region: Doaba
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending, Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

When the family moved from their vernacular house to a newly constructed one, they had left behind most old things. They chose to keep the sandook as a memory of their mother who was the original owner of it. It no longer contained her belongings but, among other things, was used to store precious trophies won by the present owner’s young son at school.

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