Sandook | Cabinet


Category: Manjush
Location: Marar Kalan, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Earth (Ceramic), Metal, Wood
Earth craft technique: Tilework
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

When there were prints of religious deities or gurus encased in the panels of a sandook, there is a sentiment of sacredness associated with it. These prints are often worshipped. The top panel in this sandook had a print of a Sikh guru encased in glass which was garlanded. Red sacred threads were tied to the handles as an auspicious symbol.

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