In old town markets, a dhaliyu is used in many shops even today. The sloping surface of this dhaliyu is in two parts with different storage compartments below. The furniture has been modified with a veneer sheet on the worktop.


  • Title: Dhaliyu (Merchant’s desk)
  • Location: Dahod, Dahod, 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
  • Medium: Wood, Metal
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Region: East Gujarat
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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