Aliya | Wall niche


Category: Manjush
Location: Bundi, Bundi, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Hadoti
Materials: Lime, Stone
Lime craft technique: Fresco
Stone craft technique: Carving, Dressing, Masonry
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Aliya and aada are words used synonymously to refer to a wall niche. When three wall niches are built one next to the other, the set is often called tiyada, literally teen (three) aada (niche). This tiyada, decorated with elaborate frescoes, was recorded in a haveli in Bundi.

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