Jaali | Larder
Location: Barwa, Bhiwani, Haryana
Cultural region: Bagad
Materials: Metal (Alloys), Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings, Meshwork
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A jaali is a larder used for storing cooked or uncooked food. Jaali literally means a perforated surface. This furniture gets its name jaali, because of the perforated meshwork that forms the surfaces. The constant air flow inside the larder enabled through the meshwork keeps the food fresh. This jaali was used to store crockery along with food items.