This aada located in the living room of a house has one of the most elaborately carved shutters of the ones that were recorded. While the niche had been built as the wall was being laid, the decorated shutters had been added later on the 2nd of March 1975 (carved on the shutter), the date when the son in the family had been married.


  • Title: Aada (In-built cabinet)
  • Location: Gowari, Dungarpur, Rajasthan
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Glass (Mirror), Metal, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting
  • Region: Vagad
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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