Kotho | Larder


Category: Manjush
Location: Dungarpur, Dungarpur, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Vagad
Materials: Earth (Mud), Metal, Stone, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry, Lipan kaam
Stone craft technique: Masonry
Wood craft technique: Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Made with sun dried clay bricks, like the rest of the house, this kotho had two levels; the lower level was used to store utensils and the upper level for cooked food and dairy products. There was a secret compartment inside the upper level where the women stored their valuables.

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