Brass caskets like this one, are attributed to the region of Saurashtra. They form an important part of the bride-wealth, and are used to store jewellery, money or trinkets that the bride carries with her to her husband’s home.


  • Title: Peti (Casket)
  • Location: Mendarda, Junagadh, 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 (Brass)
  • Region: Saurashtra
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Bending, Engraving, Fittings

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