Talakhuta | Container


Category: Vastu
Location: Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Marwar
Materials: Metal (Brass)
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending, Embossing, Fittings
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Tala translates to a lock. These containers were used to keep ornaments and valuables. Oral narratives suggest that such containers were buried into the ground to safeguard them. The top ring would be used to pull the container out from the ground.

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