Almari | Alcove
Location: Chhainsa, Faridabad, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Earth, Stone
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry, Painting
Stone craft technique: Dressing
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
An alcove is commonly known as almari across Haryana. A niche is built into the wall at the time of construction and shelves are either built in or fitted later. An almari is used to store a diverse range of everyday objects required for immediate use. This almari was built near the kitchen and was used to place utensils and spice containers.