Aliya | Wall niche
Location: Khiala Kalan, Mansa, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Earth craft technique: Brick, Cement, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
The featured aliya was built into a wall of a museum. The wall was plastered and painted to create textures similar to that of mud plaster. Decorative patterns were painted around the aliya using bright colours.