This is a unique example where the entire hipped roof part opens up to form the lid of the chest. This is the only example where traces of lacquer can be seen on the surfaces of the majju, indicating that it might have previously been ornamented.


  • Title: Majju (Chest)
  • Location: The South Asia Collection, from Rajasthan
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
  • Rights: South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Metal, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Lacquering
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings, Riveting

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