Since a sandook is used for storing valuables, there are often hidden compartments made, as seen in this example. A small portion of the top right panel slid outwards revealing another secret compartment within that, which was opened by sliding a panel upwards. The combined length of both these secret compartments continued along the entire breadth of the sandook on one side.


  • Title: Sandook (Cabinet)
  • Location: Sadarwala, Sri Muktsar Sahib, 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, Turning
  • Region: Malwa
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Bending, Fittings

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