Almari | Alcove
Location: Kasanda, Sonipat, Haryana
Cultural region: Khadar
Materials: Earth, Stone
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry, Painting
Stone craft technique: Dressing
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This almari was found in the living room of a residence and was used to keep utensils. An arrangement of nails was fixed to the walls around the alcove to hang more utensils. A used flex banner was cut up and spread on the shelves to prevent dust from settling on the surface. The flex sheet is regularly replaced, and alternately fabric or newspaper is used too.