Aliya | In-built cabinet


Category: Manjush
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.

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