Aliya | Alcove


Category: Manjush
Location: Firozpur, Firozpur, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Earth, Stone
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry
Stone craft technique: Masonry
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Aliya is an alcove, with or without a shelf, used to store a variety of everyday objects. As seen in the featured example, it is also used for keeping images of deities, making it a shrine in the house.

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