Ittar is an essential oil. This furniture piece is found in the bedroom area of a house. It is generally used by the head of the family or village. The use of colour signifies a sacred nature and is related to several myths.


  • Title: Ittar peti (Box)
  • Location: Surat, Surat, Gujarat
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • 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 (Brass), Wood, Glass (Mirror), Textile
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery
  • Region: South Gujarat
  • Metal Craft Technique: Inlay, Fittings

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