Aala | Wall niche
Location: Dhoj, Faridabad, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Earth (Mud), Lime
Lime craft technique: Plastering
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Aala are made in various shapes and sizes. This triangular aala was made close to the ground in an open kitchen setup known as chulha chauntra. A patadi (low seat) was kept in this aala, after using it to sit while cooking food on chulha (hearth).