The sandook recorded in the Majha region were smaller in size, less ornate, and made without a top panel as compared to the sandook in Doaba and Malwa regions. These were raised up from the floor on shorter legs that were either turned or carved. This type of shallow, criss-cross carvings were common to most sandook in Gurdaspur.


  • Title: Sandook (Cabinet)
  • Location: Chitti, Gurdaspur, Punjab
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • 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, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting
  • Region: Majha
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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