Base material: Wood
Category: Decorative items
An exquisite relic from Kerala’s glorious past, the Netturpetti was traditionally an emblem of the influential families of the land. This ethnic jewel box, once the prized possession of every affluent Kerala woman, is completely handcrafted from rosewood. Thepetti (casket), originally designed in the Nettur region of Malabar, is a testimony tothe patience and skill of the artisans who make it. Every joint, every screw and lock is shaped and chiselled by the hand. The wooden box is first varnished and then fixed with brass frames. Today, this richly embellished box with its conical lid is a rare collector's item as very few of the artisans remain who have the knowledge and skill to craft it.