When any compartment of the granary is completely filled with grains, the opening is sealed off with mud. If small quantities of grains are required, they are removed using the circular openings at the bottom of the kothi.


  • Title: Kothi (Granary)
  • Location: Marmada, Karauli, 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: Admixture (mud, hay & dung), Earth (Mud), Lime, Stone, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Stone Craft Technique: Dressing
  • Region: Mewat - Brij
  • Lime Craft Technique: Plastering
  • Earth Craft Technique: Mud-relief work
  • Admixture Craft Technique: Slab building

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