A sandook formed an important part of marriage rituals in Punjab. Along with furniture like takht (bench), palang (bed) and a few objects, sandook would generally be gifted to brides as part of the daaj (bridal trousseau). Sandook would be commissioned specifically for such occasions.


  • Title: Sandook (Cabinet)
  • Location: Dhanaula, Barnala, 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, Paper, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting
  • Region: Malwa
  • Paper Technique: Printing
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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