Almari | Alcove


Category: Manjush
Location: Khurampur, Gurugram, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Earth, Stone
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry, Painting
Stone craft technique: Dressing
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This alcove was recorded in a potter’s residence where the family also practised their craft. The house was therefore built with a limited number of domestic spaces. The bottom shelf of this almari was used to store clothes, the centre shelf as a shrine and the top ones to store kitchen items. The family used each space for multiple activities that is reflected in the items stored in the alcove.

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