Similar to sandook and peti, peti almari are also decorated using prints of Sikh gurus encased in its panels. This peti almari had such prints encased on the facade of the cabinet as well as on the top row of the chest. Though these prints are not worshipped, they add a sense of sacredness to the furniture and the space around it.


  • Title: Peti almari (Chest)
  • Location: Mahta, Bathinda, Punjab
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Glass (Mirror), Metal, Paper, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery
  • Region: Malwa
  • Paper Technique: Printing
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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