Instead of meshwork, the sides of this jaali had a series of vertical metal rods fixed between the frames. A horizontal wooden member was fixed at the centre to prevent the rest of the members from buckling. It was kept in a corner of the semi-open kitchen and the top surface was used to keep various objects required in the kitchen.


  • Title: Jaali (Larder)
  • Location: Dodewala, Fazilka, 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: Malwa
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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