Almost all tarpai recorded during this research are made using the same technique, using metal strips and sheets. The perforations on the metal surface give the tarpai a distinct character.


  • Title: Tarpai (Low surface)
  • Location: Ilwal, Sangrur, Punjab
  • Type: Sapaat (Surface)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Metal
  • Region: Malwa
  • Metal Craft Technique: Riveting, Beating, Bending, Piercing

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