Aliya | Wall niche


Category: Manjush
Location: Jalore, Jalore, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Godwad
Materials: Lime, Stone
Lime craft technique: Plastering
Stone craft technique: Dressing, Masonry
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This aliya was another example being used as a shrine. Two bajot (low surfaces) were placed within the niche which were used to keep framed prints of deities. The edge of the aliya had a wooden frame and remnants of metal fittings which indicate that this aliya might have previously had a shutter to form an in-built cabinet.

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