A jhula is a shrine (designed like a cradle) used for religious purposes. Idols of Lord Krishna are placed in it and worshipped. This jhula was in use at a residence in Ajmer. It was made from wood and extensively ornamented with gold paints and mirror work.


  • Title: Jhula (Cradle)
  • Location: Ajmer, Ajmer, Rajasthan
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Glass (Mirror), Textile, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning, Painting
  • Textile Craft Technique: Upholstery
  • Region: Merwara

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