The majju was often decorated with a range of chiselled floral and geometric motifs that mimic carvings in local vernacular architecture and other forms of vernacular furniture. The patron would commission a suthar (carpenter) to make a majju and they would collaboratively decide the details and carvings to be added on it.


  • 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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