Chulha | Hearth


Category: Vastu
Location: Balali, Charkhi Dadri, Haryana
Cultural region: Ahirwal
Materials: Earth
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry, Plastering
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A chulha is an inbuilt hearth used for cooking food, using dung cakes as fuel. The walls of this kitchen had a layer of soot coated on it due to the constant smoke released from the chulha. A patadi (low seat) was used to sit while cooking food.

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