Shelves are also called shapeel, mostly in the western part of Malwa region. Traditionally in Punjab, it was a practice to gift utensils during special occasions or as a part of daaj. Such utensils would also be displayed on the shelves.


  • Title: Shapeel (Shelf)
  • Location: Hastakalan, Fazilka, 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: Wood
  • Region: Malwa

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