Dhaliyu derives its name from the Gujarati term dhal (which means slope) owing to its sloping surface. Traditionally, it served as a surface for writing and was used by students, accountants, merchants, etc.
Title: Dhaliyu (Merchant’s desk)
Location: Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Type: Sapaat (Surface)
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