While most tipai are similar in design, they can be made in varying heights. A small ring is welded onto one of the legs as a support to hold a tumbler. While terracotta pots are still the preferred choice, some families used pitchers made of stainless steel, as seen in this example.


  • Title: Penda (Water pitcher storage)
  • Location: Bhankhri, Mahendragarh, 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: Metal (Iron)
  • Region: Ahirwal
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Bending, Painting, Welding

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