These two identical cabinets were recorded in an old house which was no longer inhabited. The multi-generational family who originally lived here had separated and moved out due to personal differences. Most of the vernacular furniture and belongings were left behind, including a pair of sandook, charkha, manja and doli (larder). These were all still in their original locations.


  • Title: Almari (In-built cabinet)
  • Location: Khatara, Sangrur, 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: Joinery, Painting
  • Region: Malwa
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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