In traditional buildings, aali used to keep earthen lamps were made in the walls at strategic locations in the house to provide enough light during the evenings. These two aali used to keep earthen lamps were built in the walls along a staircase in the house.


  • Title: Aali (Wall niche)
  • 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, Lime
  • Region: Khadar
  • Lime Craft Technique: Plastering
  • Earth Craft Technique: Brick Masonry

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