Aliya | Wall niche


Category: Manjush
Location: Malpura, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Mewar
Materials: Stone
Stone craft technique: Masonry, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Aliya can be built in various shapes and sizes. Bigger in size than a typical wall niche, this aliya was used to store water pitchers made of stainless steel. The aliya was framed with traditional floral motifs painted around it.

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