Sandook | Chest
Location: Ghirai, Hisar, Haryana
Cultural region: Bagad
Materials: Metal (Iron), Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A chest is also called a sandook in Haryana. This sandook had a small lid that was incorporated on the top surface through which the contents were accessed. The lid was held in place by a secret locking mechanism; a long metal rod was passed from one side to the other side through holes made in the top frame members. A latch was provided to lock the sandook.