This is a unique example where the entire hipped roof part opens up to form the lid of the chest. This is the only example where traces of lacquer can be seen on the surfaces of the majju, indicating that it might have previously been ornamented.


  • Title: Peti (Chest)
  • Location: Bikaner, Bikaner, Rajasthan
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • 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, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Painting
  • Region: Marwar
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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