Kotha | Granary


Category: Manjush
Location: Dhani, Alwar, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Mewat - Brij
Materials: Admixture (Mud, Hay, Dung), Earth (Mud), Metal (Iron), Wood
Admixture craft technique: Slab building
Earth craft technique: Lipan kaam
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Kotha are mud granaries used to store grains in households. These are made by the women of the house using an admixture of mud, hay and dung. After drying, it is coated with lime plaster or a paste made of gheru (brittle red stone).

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