A chest is also called a sandook in Haryana. This sandook had a small lid that was incorporated on the top surface through which the contents were accessed. The lid was held in place by a secret locking mechanism; a long metal rod was passed from one side to the other side through holes made in the top frame members. A latch was provided to lock the sandook.


  • Title: Sandook (Chest)
  • Location: Ghirai, Hisar, Haryana
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Rishav Jain, Ben Cartwright and Radha Devpura
  • 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: Carving, Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Bagad
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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