Khuniya | In-built cabinet


Category: Manjush
Location: Rehrodhi, Charkhi Dadri, Haryana
Cultural region: Ahirwal
Materials: Lime, Metal, Stone, Wood
Lime craft technique: Plastering
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Stone craft technique: Masonry
Wood craft technique: Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A small cabinet built in a corner formed by two walls is called a khuniya in Haryana. It is found in bedrooms or storerooms of residences. Such cabinets are specially used to store sweets and perishable delicacies. In Haryana, khuniya is generally a term used to refer to any right-angle corner of a room or furniture.

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