Beel | Shelf


Category: Manjush
Location: Mahabar, Barmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Marwar
Materials: Earth (Mud), Lime, Wood
Earth craft technique: Mud relief work, Painting
Lime craft technique: Plastering
Wood craft technique: Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

The beel recorded in Barmer were single shelves spanning the entire length of a wall in the house. This example had diamond shaped mud ornaments hung using threads in a criss-cross manner at the bottom. The top edge was decorated with patterns made using mud-relief work. Floral perforations were made on the surface of the beel

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