The proportions and the grid facade seen in this example were common features of sandook recorded in the Malwa region. The facade was made using a combination of wood and metal surfaces. All along the edges, engraved metal strips were clad onto the wood. The top panel was carved and painted in a red colour.


  • Title: Sandook (Cabinet)
  • Location: Mansa, Mansa, Punjab
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Metal, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting
  • Region: Malwa
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Cladding, Engraving, Fittings

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