Aali | Wall niche
Location: Kasanda, Sonipat, Haryana
Cultural region: Khadar
Materials: Earth, Lime
Lime craft technique: Plastering
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
In traditional buildings, aali used to keep earthen lamps were made in the walls at strategic locations in the house to provide enough light during the evenings. These two aali used to keep earthen lamps were built in the walls along a staircase in the house.