Aliya | Wall niche
Location: Dhanaula, Barnala, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Aliya are made using various techniques with different profiles, the most common being an arch. This aliya was constructed using brick masonry. The bricks forming the top of this aliya were carved to give it the desired form.