No two majju were ever identical. Apart from the carvings, every majju had a different locking and opening mechanism. Designed as a sequential system, using joinery techniques, the knowledge of this mechanism was known only to the owner and the suthar who made it. This was passed on from generation to generation.


  • Title: Majju (Cabinet)
  • Location: Gowari, Dungarpur, Rajasthan
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • 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: Metal, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning, Painting
  • Region: Vagad
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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