Kans | Shelf


Category: Manjush
Location: Rahon, Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar, Punjab
Cultural region: Doaba
Materials: Wood
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Kans constructed in the living areas are used to display utensils and crockery in the house. It is considered as a symbol of one’s status as it is indicative of the number of people the family can host at any given time. This shelf was covered with a shiny sheet of plastic and was used to display brass utensils owned by the family

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