This sandook was brought from Derra Bassi village in Punjab during the owner’s marriage. The panels on the facade had traces of lacquer work on it, which is a unique feature of sandook recorded in Punjab. Prints of Sikh gurus were framed behind the top board. It had an additional compartment that was accessed from the side.


  • Title: Sandook (Cabinet)
  • Location: Ramgarh, Ambala, Haryana
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Rishav Jain, Ben Cartwright and Radha Devpura
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Glass, Metal, Paper, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Lacquering
  • Region: Nardak
  • Paper Technique: Printing
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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