Aliya | Wall niche
Location: Sakrali, Patiala, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry, Painting, Plastering
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This simple aliya was built into the walls of the bedroom in an old haveli, where it might have been used to store personal belongings. On either side of the aliya, a killi (wall peg) is fixed. These wall pegs are often used to hang a curtain to cover the aliya.