Aala | Wall niche


Category: Manjush
Location: Damdama, Gurugram, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Earth, Stone
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry, Painting
Stone craft technique: Dressing
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Earthen lamps filled with cotton wicks are placed in aala at night to light up the space. This aala was made in the wall of the verandah and was used to place lamps during the frequent power failures or disruptions in the region.

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