Almari | Alcove
Location: Manakpur Sharif, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Earth, Stone
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry
Stone craft technique: Masonry
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Alcoves made in the walls of the kitchen are used to store items used in cooking. The three shelves in this alcove were each used to store different items; the bottom shelf had oil and grains, the middle one had utensils and the top shelf had ingredients like salt, turmeric and other spices stored in containers.