A typical example of the peyi can be found on display in the City Palace at Udaipur where it was also referred to as a lekhan manjushah (writing desk/box). This was entirely made from wood and the surface was provided with a storage space underneath.


  • Title: Peyi (Merchant’s Desk)
  • Location: Udaipur, Udaipur, Rajasthan
  • Type: Sapaat (Surface)
  • 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, Turning
  • Region: Mewar
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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