In this residence, penda was a room used to store a large number of water pots and pitchers. It was built in the courtyard of the residence. It had a stone slab on which earthen pots filled with water were kept. A shorter safety door not covering the entire height was made to keep toddlers and pets from entering the space.


  • Title: Penda (Water pitcher storage)
  • Location: Maham, Rohtak, 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, Metal (Iron), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Region: Khadar
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings
  • Earth Craft Technique: Brick masonry, Painting

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