This pataaro is made of wood and strengthened with iron strapwork. The outermost rows and columns of the iron grid, on its façade, are fitted with ornate piercing. In some areas, the façade has been painted in shades of blue and grey.


  • Title: Pataaro (Chest)
  • Location: Devgadh Baria, Dahod, 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: Carving, Joinery, Painting
  • Region: East Gujarat
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Cladding, Embossing, Painting, Piercing, Riveting, Fittings

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