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Traditionally, dabla (plural) were made in various sizes from petite containers (to store money, jewellery or trinkets) through to massive examples for storing clothes and other valuables. Dabla are ornamented using various beating techniques.

Details

  • Title: Dablo (Container)
  • Location: Ghoba, Amreli, 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, Embossing, Engraving, Fittings, Riveting

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