Kothi | Granary


Category: Manjush
Location: Gandhi Nu Gam, Kutch, Gujarat
Cultural region: Kutch
Materials: Admixture (Mud, Hay, Dung), Earth (Mud), Lime
Admixture craft technique: Slab building
Earth craft technique: Lipan kaam, Mud mirror work, Mud relief work
Lime craft technique: Plastering
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Mud granaries are known as kothi or kotho. They are made using an admixture of mud, dung and hay. Kothi is a feminine term and it is used to denote granaries that are ornamented or have a curvilinear form.

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