An alcove is commonly known as almari across Haryana. A niche is built into the wall at the time of construction and shelves are either built in or fitted later. An almari is used to store a diverse range of everyday objects required for immediate use. This almari was built near the kitchen and was used to place utensils and spice containers.


  • Title: Almari (Alcove)
  • Location: Chhainsa, Faridabad, 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: Mewat
  • Earth Craft Technique: Brick masonry, Painting

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