Aliya | In-built cabinet
Location: Sanipur, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
An in-built cabinet is called aliya or almari. It is a common type of storage furniture that is an integral part of architecture in Punjab. They can be made in different sizes depending on what would be stored inside.