The Blue Trunk

Handcrafted Wooden Malabar Box

  • Rs. 14,900.00

This beautiful collectible is a handcrafted Nettur petti from Malabar. This exquisitely crafted piece is an ideal piece for storing your jewelry or simply for living room decor that would make a great conversation starter.  Named after the place of its origin, Nettur, a village near Kozhikode the Nettur Petti is a traditional jewelry box of Kerala. Traditionally used by the women of aristocratic families this jewel box is an adept mix of aesthetics and efficacy. A work of art in itself, it is the result of the skillful labour of many. Each stage of this production demands absolute dedication and dexterity. Many works are performed by hand: the hinges and nails are crafted by hand. Once the wood works are completed the decorative polished brass elements are affixed onto it. The pyramidal lid requires special mention and it embellishes the box with a grandiose impression. The ornamental work on the exterior of Nettur Petti and its intricate patterns are inspired by the temple architecture and traditional art forms of Kerala.

Dimensions: Length 30 cm Breadth 21 cm Height 24 cm

Weight: 920 gms

Care instructions: Wipe the piece with a soft, dry cloth. Do not expose it to direct sunlight, dampness, heat or cold.