Tankhuniya | In-built cabinet


Category: Manjush
Location: Chainpura, Baran, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Hadoti
Materials: Earth (Mud), Lime, Metal, Wood
Earth craft technique: Plastering
Lime craft technique: Plastering
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

In Chainpura, Baran, the outside of these tankhuniya was plastered with mud and lime, and the cabinet only had a single plain shutter. The mud and lime plaster aids in keeping the temperature cool, making the tankhuniya ideal to be used as a storage cabinet for food items.

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