Tankhuniya | In-built cabinet


Category: Manjush
Location: Mandawa, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Shekhawati
Materials: Metal, Stone, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Stone craft technique: Dressing, Masonry, Painting
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

During the course of fieldwork in Rajasthan, a tankhuniya was recorded mainly in the kitchen of any house. An intriguing feature was that most of these cabinets were locked with a padlock. This was because women also stored their jewellery and valuables in the tankhuniya.

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