This pataaro is clad with iron sheets and displays iron strapwork and ornamentation on its façade. Its two leaf-shaped latches are characteristic of pataara recorded across Gujarat.


  • Title: Pataaro (Chest)
  • Location: Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad, 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 (Iron), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting
  • Region: Central Gujarat
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Cladding, Embossing, Painting, Piercing, Riveting, Fittings

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