These wooden sandook were gifts to the bride during the wedding; one belonged to the motherin-law and the other to the daughter-in law. Both sandook were being used to store clothes to be gifted to extended families on festivals and occasions. The top surface was covered with a thin cotton cloth stitched by the daughter-in-law to prevent dust from settling.


  • Title: Sandook (Chest)
  • Location: Salhawas, Jhajjar, Haryana
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Rishav Jain, Ben Cartwright and Radha Devpura
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Metal (Iron), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Region: Khadar
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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