Ghadaunj | Water pitcher storage


Category: Manjush
Location: Chhainsa, Faridabad, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Wood
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A water pitcher stand like this is called a ghadaunj or sometimes ghadvanji. Three water pots could be placed on this ghadaunj. Once the pots were filled with water, it was kept in the courtyard at the centre of a cluster of houses for everyone to use. This ghadaunj was made by the carpenter using excess unused wood leftover after making other furniture and objects.

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