Sandook | Cabinet
Location: Chamaru, Patiala, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending, Casting, Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Apart from the latch on the shutter, this sandook had a secret locking mechanism which was provided at the top. It was made of two bolts which held the door from the top and could be released by lifting a chain mechanism from the outside. There were four smaller compartments on the bottom row, each with an openable shutter that had worn out and been removed.