A dabna is a food cloche made of metal strips used to cover vessels filled with milk, curd, buttermilk or ghee to keep it safe from pets and rodents. A coat of oil paint was applied on the dabna to prevent it from corroding. A metal ring at the top helps in holding the dabna to move it around easily.


  • Title: Dabna (Food cloche)
  • Location: Dhanota, Mahendragarh, Haryana
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • 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 (Alloys)
  • Region: Ahirwal
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Bending, Fittings, Painting, Riveting, Welding

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