Almari | In-built cabinet


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

A metal latch is fitted to the doors of an almari to be able to lock it when valuables are stored inside. This almari had a latch but was not locked. It was built adjacent to a wall niche which was used as a worship place in the residence. The almari was used to store things used for worship like oil to light lamps, along with other items like plastic bags and unused clothes.

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