This sandook recorded in Lodha Haveli in Ajmer had a secondary locking arrangement in addition to the padlocks on the front. It had a set of eight bolts which, when screwed from the top of the lid, fastened the lid to the body. It was used to store valuable items that were used occasionally.


  • Title: Sandook (Chest)
  • Location: Ajmer, Ajmer, Rajasthan
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
  • 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: Merwara
  • Metal Craft Technique: Cladding, Fittings

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