This jhula on display at the Bikaner Fort is the largest and most ornate one recorded as part of this research. The carving and decoration on it resemble architectural features with motifs of elephants, horses and peacocks. A picture of Lord Krishna was placed on it to indicate its ritual use.


  • Title: Jhula (Cradle)
  • Location: Bikaner, Bikaner, 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: Marwar

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