Aliya | Wall niche
Location: Jhanda Kalan, Mansa, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Unlike aliya of smaller size which are used to keep lamps, larger aliya are used to store items of daily use. This aliya built in the kitchen area was used to keep spices and oils.