A chulha is a hearth made in the outdoor kitchen of a house and is used to cook food on. Wood, coal or dung cakes are used as fuel to light the chulha. It is generally made using an admixture of mud, dung and husk.


  • Title: Chulha (Hearth)
  • Location: Dhanaula, Barnala, Punjab
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Admixture, Earth (Mud), Metal
  • Region: Malwa
  • Metal Craft Technique: Welding
  • Earth Craft Technique: Plastering
  • Admixture Craft Technique: Slab building

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