Penda | Water pitcher storage

Details

Category: Manjush
Location: Bassai, Mahendragarh, Haryana
Cultural region: Ahirwal
Materials: Earth, Stone
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry, Painting
Stone craft technique: Dressing
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

While the niche of this penda was built using brick masonry, the surface on which the pots are placed was made of dressed stone. It was built in the courtyard from where it was accessible to everyone in the house. The water stored in the pots here was also used to serve the guests and visitors by members of the family.

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