Haara | Hearth


Category: Vastu
Location: Damdama, Gurugram, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Admixture, Earth
Admixture craft technique: Slab building
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry, Mud relief work, Plastering
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Haara is an in-built or portable hearth used particularly for boiling milk. This haara was built in the courtyard adjoining the wall of the stairs. A small chulha (hearth) was built on its side to appear as one object. Floral patterns using mud relief technique were made on the surface.

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