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This tiny dablo is made of copper. It is decorated with various hammering techniques. In the past, when there were no banks or safes, money and valuables were safeguarded by putting them in a small dablo like this one and burying it in the ground.

Details

  • Title: Dablo (Container)
  • Location: Nageshri, Amreli, Gujarat
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Mitraja Bais, Jay Thakkar, Samrudha Dixit, Ben Cartwright and Mansi S Rao
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Metal (Copper)
  • Region: Saurashtra
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Bending, Embossing, Engraving, Fittings, Riveting

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