Sandook | Cabinet


Category: Manjush
Location: Sadarwala, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Metal, Wood
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending, Fittings
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Since a sandook is used for storing valuables, there are often hidden compartments made, as seen in this example. A small portion of the top right panel slid outwards revealing another secret compartment within that, which was opened by sliding a panel upwards. The combined length of both these secret compartments continued along the entire breadth of the sandook on one side.

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