Sandook made for gifting in weddings as a part of daaj are ornamented in various techniques. The ornamentation and size of the sandook is believed to be a symbol of status of the bride’s family. Traditionally, neighbours and people from the village would gather at the house of the groom to see the wedding trousseau brought by the new bride.


  • Title: Sandook (Cabinet)
  • Location: Baruwali, 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: Painting, Carving, Joinery
  • Region: Malwa
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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