During the conflict period that followed the Partition in 1947, villages that bordered onto Pakistan were frequently evacuated. People fled carrying their belongings to a safer place. During one such instance when the family had to relocate, one of the legs of this sandook broke and was later repaired by fixing a piece of wood in its place.


  • Title: Sandook (Cabinet)
  • Location: Bhaini Massa Singh, Tarn Taran, 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 (Alloy, Brass), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Region: Majha
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Fittings

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