Bhopal: A beautiful Majjus for your daughter

BHOPAL: Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya has displayed Majjus, a decorative wooden almirah on its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

The exhibition, which began from Monday, is the fourth exhibit of October. The exhibit’s height and width are 111.5 cm and 44 cm respectively and is collected from Ahir Community of Sapeda village in Kutch, Gujarat. Museum director Praveen Kumar Mishra said Majjus is a decorative dowry chest used by Ahir community of Gujarat during weddings.

Sudeepa Roy from the museum said rectangular wooden chest stands on four legs and has floral designs carved on entire facade. The front of the chest is divided into three rectangular sections with floral incisions. Coloured circular and rectangular shaped mirrors are laid within the floral incisions. The central portion has two doors. The front legs are decorated by perforated thin iron plates fixed in circular manner.

The edge of the chest is lined with iron strips at regular intervals. Two female figures are depicted on either side carrying pot on their head. The base is decorated by a row of bud-shaped motifs. It is used as a storage cupboard while its flat top serves as a stand for pile of mattresses.

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