Tipai | Water pitcher storage


Category: Manjush
Location: Pachgaon, Rewari, Haryana
Cultural region: Ahirwal
Materials: Metal (Iron)
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending, Welding
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This tipai was kept at the entrance of a grocery shop. A few men from the neighbourhood would gather outside this shop and smoke hookah (smoking pipe) while seated on mudha (stool). A terracotta water pot was kept for the men and customers to drink water. In the absence of a support for the tumbler, a makeshift arrangement was made by keeping a flat stone at the bottom.

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