Almari | In-built cabinet


Category: Manjush
Location: Jatola, Gurugram, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Earth, Metal (Iron), Wood
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry
Metal craft technique: Fittings, Painting
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Almari built in the bedrooms are used to store clothes and bags. This almari was one such example and it was used for storing everyday clothes of the family. It had battened doors, made using wooden planks held together with wooden strips fixed at the top and bottom. Two khuti (wall pegs) were built into the wall on either side.

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