Aala | Wall niche
Location: Murtazabad (Sadaugarhi), Palwal, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Earth, Lime
Lime craft technique: Plastering
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This aala, found in the living room of a residence, was highlighted by plastering it and the area around with lime. Prints of deities were placed in this aala after laying a plastic sheet on its surface. A chhajj (winnower) was hung from a khunti (wall peg) next to the aala.