In Saurashtra, like the dholio, cradles made of turned wood are lacquered with auspicious colours, such as red, yellow, green and often a blue colour. This ghodiyu is nearly a hundred years old.


  • Title: Ghodiyu (Cradle)
  • Location: Reshamiya, Surendranagar, Gujarat
  • Type: Manch (Sleeping)
  • 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 (Iron), Textile, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
  • Region: Saurashtra
  • Metal Craft Technique: Bending, Fittings

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more


Google apps