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A casket is known as peti in Gujarati. Traditionally, a peti was used to store varied items such as money, documents and even food items. The word peti is often used as a suffix along with the objects that it is used to store.

Details

  • Title: Peti (Casket)
  • Location: Surat, Surat, 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: Wood, Metal
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Painting
  • Region: South Gujarat
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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