Apart from the latch on the shutter, this sandook had a secret locking mechanism which was provided at the top. It was made of two bolts which held the door from the top and could be released by lifting a chain mechanism from the outside. There were four smaller compartments on the bottom row, each with an openable shutter that had worn out and been removed.


  • Title: Sandook (Cabinet)
  • Location: Chamaru, Patiala, 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, Turning, Joinery, Painting
  • Region: Malwa
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Bending, Casting, Fittings

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