This wooden chest is covered with a painted or printed paper. The inner surfaces are lined with a paper that has printed motifs similar to the craft of kalamkari. This chest perhaps has its provenance in the Shekhawati region.


  • 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, Paper, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Painting
  • Metal Craft Technique: Riveting, Fittings

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