Aala | Wall niche


Category: Manjush
Location: Bhikhi, Mansa, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Earth
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Wall niches are called aala or aliya in Punjab and are used to store different types of items and small objects. This aala was used as a shrine in the house where prints of deities were placed and worshipped.

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