As almari are used to store various objects, it is provided with a latch to lock the shutters when something valuable is stored. The shutters of this almari were kept closed using only a small wooden peg fixed on the top as it contained household objects and crockery. The peg held the shutters in a closed position without locking. This almari was recorded in the bedroom of the house.


  • Title: Almari (In-built cabinet)
  • Location: Chauhal, Hoshiarpur, Punjab
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Metal, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Painting
  • Region: Doaba
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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