Aada are built at varying heights depending on their intended use. This aada was part of a kitchen in a residence in Sirohi and was used to store cooking utensils. Another aada in the same space, used for the same purpose, was built up from the floor level allowing for a larger volume of storage space.


  • Title: Aada (In-built cabinet)
  • Location: Gol, Sirohi, 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, Metal, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Painting
  • Region: Godwad
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings, Riveting, Painting
  • Earth Craft Technique: Brick masonry, Painting

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