Kothlio | Larder


Category: Manjush
Location: Konara, Barmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Marwar
Materials: Earth (Mud), Glass (Mirror), Metal, Wood
Earth craft technique: Lipan kaam, Mud relief work, Slab building
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Kothlio is a larder specifically found in the rural desert parts of Barmer and Jaisalmer. It is made using mud and built as part of the vernacular architecture of the region. In the absence of refrigerators, such larders are used to store perishable items of food, particularly cooked food and dairy products.

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