This heavy furniture is made mobile with sturdy wooden wheels, that are often lubricated by vegetable oil or rice starch. Ancillary iron rings are provided on the sides to tie ropes when added strength is needed to pull the majus.


  • Title: Kothla majus (Chest)
  • Location: Rajpipla, Narmada, Gujarat
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • 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: Metal (Iron), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning
  • Region: East Gujarat
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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