Palaindi | Water pitcher storage
Location: Damdama, Gurugram, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Earth, Stone
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry, Painting
Stone craft technique: Dressing
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
In the Mewat and Ahirwal regions, an in-built water pitcher storage is known with different names of palaindi, parhendi or parinda. This palaindi was constructed in the front yard of the house near the entrance so that there was easy access to drinking water for people as soon as they arrived after a tiring commute.