Sandook | Chest


Category: Manjush
Location: Ajmer, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Merwara
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Cladding, Fittings
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This sandook recorded in Lodha Haveli in Ajmer had a secondary locking arrangement in addition to the padlocks on the front. It had a set of eight bolts which, when screwed from the top of the lid, fastened the lid to the body. It was used to store valuable items that were used occasionally.

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