Aala | Wall niche


Category: Manjush
Location: Sotai, Faridabad, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Earth
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This aala was built in a wall facing the entrance of a bedroom. Prints of gods and goddesses were placed inside and this aala was used as a shrine. The top of the projected frame around the aala was used to keep various household objects. The family alternately called this wall niche a taakh.

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