Paniyara | Water pitcher storage


Category: Manjush
Location: Gowari, Dungarpur, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Vagad
Materials: Earth, Stone
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry, Painting
Stone craft technique: Carving, Dressing, Masonry, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

As water had to be fetched from wells and rivers away from the houses, a number of pitchers and pots would be filled to last for a couple of days. An aada (wall niche) is provided below the stone ledge to store the extra containers of water. Nowadays, people use plastic cans and buckets to store water as well as the traditional earthen or metal pots and pitchers.

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