Haara | Hearth


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

Unlike commonly recorded haara, this one was built inside the ground. It also had an unusually large opening, enabling the pot to be placed inside completely. This ensured uniform heating of the pot even from its sides.

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