The vertical wooden members of a madani, like this one, are usually turned and lacquered using different colours. It also often has decorative elements like mirrors fitted at the top. The base of this madani was made using members that were carved and lacquered. This is one of the larger and most ornate examples recorded during this research.


  • Title: Madani (Churner)
  • Location: Zira, Firozpur, Punjab
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • 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: Cotton (Rope), Glass (Mirror), Metal, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
  • Region: Malwa
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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