Traditionally, a sandook and a charkha (spinning wheel) were important items in the daaj of a bride. During this research they were often seen to be kept together. A charkha decorated with silver paint, also used on the sandook, was stored on top of it in the featured example.


  • Title: Sandook (Cabinet)
  • Location: Sidhwan Bet, Ludhiana, 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, Painting
  • Region: Malwa
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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