Almari | In-built cabinet
Location: Dhaula, Barnala, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
The niche of the almari is made during the construction of the building itself. The shutters would be fitted on them later by a carpenter. This almari in the bedroom of the house was used to keep medicines. It had protruding edges which formed a shelf on its top. The shelf was used to keep a print of a Sikh guru and accessories used for worship.