Paindi | Water pitcher storage
Location: Jatola, Gurugram, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Earth, Stone
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry, Mud relief work, Painting
Stone craft technique: Dressing
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Water is considered sacred as a direct impact of the difficulty faced in collecting water from public water sources. The space where water is stored is worshipped as well. The name of Lord Ram was written on the wall of this paindi using relief work indicating the sacredness associated with the space.