Sandook | Chest
Location: Duloth, Mahendragarh, Haryana
Cultural region: Ahirwal
Materials: Metal (Alloys, Brass), Wood
Wood craft technique: Joinery
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending, Cladding, Fittings, Painting, Stamping
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
The sandook belonged to the grandmother of the family who had passed away around six years ago. It contained all her belongings which the family had chosen to keep intact, to hold on to their memories of her. It was raised on bricks and a pidda (stool) was stored underneath.