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A large, strong box with a hinged lid. It can be called a chest or a trunk in English.


It was used to store, carry around or safe keep things such as clothes, valuables, documents and other articles.


Usually made of wood, it can be of metal as well

Tentative period of usage

Before and during the reign of the Kodagu Rajas and the British rulers

Tentative reasons for extinction

It is still in use in some old houses, although it has been mostly replaced in modern houses by more contemporary boxes and cupboards of various materials.

Physically located

  • Old independent houses
  • Ainmanes

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