Paindi | Water pitcher storage
Location: Salhawas, Jhajjar, Haryana
Cultural region: Khadar
Materials: Earth, Stone
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry
Stone craft technique: Dressing
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This paindi was built into the brick wall of a blacksmith’s workshop. A stone slab was fixed at the base to create a surface for keeping water pots. An earthen pot filled with drinking water was placed in the paindi. It was held upright with the help of three pieces of broken bricks forming a support for the pot.