Haara | Hearth


Category: Vastu
Location: Khiala Kalan, Mansa, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Earth
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This haara had an enclosure with an arched opening. It was decorated with painted peacocks and floral patterns around the opening. It had a chimney at the top to allow the smoke to escape. An additional hole was also made in the rear wall, for the same purpose.

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