Aada | In-built cabinet


Category: Manjush
Location: Chohtan, Barmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Marwar
Materials: Earth (Ceramic), Metal, Wood
Earth craft technique: Tilework
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

An aada is constructed by creating a niche during the construction of the building. Shutters are fitted later to cover it. The shutters could be made in a variety of designs and materials. This particular aada had ceramic tiles set into the frame, around the shutters, as a decorative element.

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