Almari | Alcove

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Category: Manjush
Location: Sangrur, Sangrur, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Earth, Stone
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry
Stone craft technique: Masonry
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This almari was recorded in the workshop of a carpenter. The middle shelf was used as a shrine and the bottom one was used to store the carpenter’s tools. A radio placed on the top shelf played local music while the carpenter worked. A bandarwal which had Shubh Deepavali written on it was hung from nails at the top, indicating that it would have been put up during Diwali.

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