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The richness of the display is a significant status symbol among the community. The decoration of the pataara and the large quantity of utensils represents a higher social status.

Details

  • Title: Pataaro (Chest)
  • Location: Nageshri, Amreli, 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 (Brass, Iron), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery
  • Region: Saurashtra
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Cladding, Embossing, Riveting, Fittings

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