In this aada, the niche was formed by placing two stone slabs into the wall. The bottom slab was supported with a decorative feature at the base. Located in one of the bedrooms, this aada was used to store personal belongings. It was flanked by two aliya (wall niche) which were used to store personal items of everyday use.


  • Title: Aada (In-built cabinet)
  • Location: Dungarpur, Dungarpur, 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: Metal, Stone, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Painting
  • Stone Craft Technique: Dressing, Masonry, Painting
  • Region: Vagad
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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