Angeethi | Hearth


Category: Vastu
Location: Dhoj, Faridabad, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Admixture, Earth
Admixture craft technique: Slab building
Earth craft technique: Mud relief work, Plastering
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Angeethi is a portable hearth used for warmth in a space. This angeethi, kept inside a room, was made by the daughter-in-law of the family using an admixture of mud and husk. Relief patterns were made on the surface using fingertips. An inbuilt structure, similar to a pot ring was made at the bottom to hold the hearth upright.

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