Sandook | Cabinet


Category: Manjush
Location: Amritsar, Amritsar, Punjab
Cultural region: Majha
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending, Fittings, Painting
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Sandook is a storage furniture used to store clothes, mattresses, bedding and pillows. Valuable items like jewellery, gold, and money are also stored in hidden compartments or between the mattresses. While the use of a sandook is primarily utilitarian, it is ornamented with carvings, mouldings, and paintings.

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