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Oil-container
Title Oil-container
Title2 Kuria
Museum Name National Museum, New Delhi
Gallery Name Anthropology
Object Type Anthropology
Main Material Hide
Component Material II Wood
Manufacturing Technique Moulded, carved, painted
Country India
Origin Place Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Period / Year of Work 20th century CE
Dimensions Lt. 51.5 (with lid); Wd. 25 cm
Detailed Description This is an oil-container made out of camel leather and is locally referred to as kuria. The surface is painted with geometric patterns with yellow and orange colour. The lid is carved in wood. This object with utilitarian aspect attached to it is a perfect example of how people used the locally available material for fulfilling their daily or basic requirements.
Brief Description This is an oil-container made out of camel hide used in the western desert area of Rajasthan.