Aliya | Wall niche
Location: Malpura, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Mewar
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.