Beel | Shelf
Location: Roopsi, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Marwar
Materials: Earth (Mud), Glass (Mirror), Wood
Earth craft technique: Mud relief work, Painting, Plastering
Wood craft technique: Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
One of the niches in this beel was used as a shrine space with a few idols, images of gods and goddesses, and lamps. A red sacred thread was tied around the vertical members of this particular niche. There were representations of gods and religious symbols painted on the wall around the beel.