Aali | Wall niche


Category: Manjush
Location: Karar Ibrahimpur, Sonipat, Haryana
Cultural region: Khadar
Materials: Earth
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A metal chain and padlock are used to lock the main door of traditional houses. This aali constructed on the external wall at the entrance of the house was intended to keep the chain and lock handy after opening the door. The aali was constructed at the same height as the door latch.

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