Made from wood, this peti is cladded with brass sheets. The brass sheets are ornamented with floral veil patterns using a combination of piercing and stamping techniques. Now a part of the South Asia Collection Museum, peti like these were originally used by Shekhawati brides to store clothes and jewellery.


  • Title: Peti (Casket)
  • Location: The South Asia Collection, from Rajasthan
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
  • Rights: South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Metal (Bronze, Brass & Iron), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Cladding, Etching, Fittings, Piercing, Riveting, Stamping

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