While most kothlio were raised up from the ground on legs, there were a few like this one which were built up from the ground itself. The form and ornamentation of a kothlio was decided by the women of the family who made them.


  • Title: Kothlio (Larder)
  • Location: Konara, Barmer, Rajasthan
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Earth (Mud), Metal, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery
  • Region: Marwar
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings
  • Earth Craft Technique: Slab building, Mud-relief work, Lipan kaam

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