A small cabinet built in a corner formed by two walls is called a khuniya in Haryana. It is found in bedrooms or storerooms of residences. Such cabinets are specially used to store sweets and perishable delicacies. In Haryana, khuniya is generally a term used to refer to any right-angle corner of a room or furniture.


  • Title: Khuniya (In-built cabinet)
  • Location: Rehrodhi, Charkhi Dadri, 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: Lime, Metal, Stone, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Stone Craft Technique: Masonry
  • Region: Ahirwal
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings
  • Lime Craft Technique: Plastering

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