The lid of this painted peti had sagged over a period of time as heavy mattresses were kept on it. 1976, the year in which this peti was made, was painted at the centre between the panels. The name of the mistri, KS Khurali, who made this peti was also painted at the bottom right corner.


  • Title: Peti (Chest)
  • Location: Bassi Gujjran, Rupnagar, 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: Metal, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Painting
  • Region: Malwa
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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