Found at the Kharwa Fort, this casket was previously used like a strong box to store valuables. Made entirely from iron, this heavy casket was provided with handles on the sides to enable people to lift it while being moved around.


  • Title: Peti (Casket)
  • Location: Kharwa, Ajmer, Rajasthan
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Metal (Iron)
  • Region: Merwara
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Bending, Casting, Fittings, Riveting

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