A few decades ago, panjra were a common feature in semi-urban houses across Gujarat. Now that the refrigerator is commonly used to store perishables, panjra are used as an ordinary kitchen cabinet to store other goods.


  • Title: Panjru (Cabinet)
  • Location: Hanuman Bhagda, Valsad, 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, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Painting
  • Region: South Gujarat
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings, Meshwork

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