Almari | In-built cabinet


Category: Manjush
Location: Deeghot, Palwal, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Metal (Iron), Wood
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting
Metal craft technique: Fittings, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

The almari was built in one of the rooms of a residence and was used to keep books. The topmost shelf contained spiritual and religious books, whereas the middle and the bottom shelf were used to keep school books of the children in the family. The niche above the almari also had books stacked up.

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