Tectonics of Majju: an analogical research on the vernacular cabinets of Rajasthan

A majju is a form of vernacular cabinet or chest found in Gujarat and Rajasthan. They were, and are used for storing valuables such as money, fine clothes, jewellery and important documents. This research focussed on studying the majju in The South Asia Collection in Norwich, UK. The crafting and making of one such majju was studied in detail and drawings were produced of the same. This short research was carried out by Samrudha Dixit with the help of a fellowship grant from the Charles Wallace India Trust and Simon Digby Memorial Charity in 2018.


Authors: Samrudha Dixit
Date: 2019