This almari was found in the living room of a residence and was used to keep utensils. An arrangement of nails was fixed to the walls around the alcove to hang more utensils. A used flex banner was cut up and spread on the shelves to prevent dust from settling on the surface. The flex sheet is regularly replaced, and alternately fabric or newspaper is used too.


  • Title: Almari (Alcove)
  • Location: Kasanda, Sonipat, Haryana
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Rishav Jain, Ben Cartwright and Radha Devpura
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Earth, Stone
  • Stone Craft Technique: Dressing
  • Region: Khadar
  • Earth Craft Technique: Brick masonry, Painting

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