Haara is an in-built or portable hearth used particularly for boiling milk. This haara was built in the courtyard adjoining the wall of the stairs. A small chulha (hearth) was built on its side to appear as one object. Floral patterns using mud relief technique were made on the surface.


  • Title: Haara (Hearth)
  • Location: Damdama, Gurugram, 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: Admixture, Earth
  • Region: Mewat
  • Earth Craft Technique: Brick masonry, Mud relief work, Plastering
  • Admixture Craft Technique: Slab building

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