Aala | Wall niche


Category: Manjush
Location: Bhankhri, Mahendragarh, Haryana
Cultural region: Ahirwal
Materials: Earth, Stone
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry, Painting
Stone craft technique: Dressing
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

When an aala is being constructed, a stone slab is placed at the base of the niche, which forms the sill. This surface is often covered with a paper, fabric, or plastic sheet to prevent dirt and dust from settling on it. The objects that are stored in the aala are placed over this.

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