This aala was found in a residence in Thathera Mohalla, a neighbourhood in Rewari city, where metal craftspeople lived. A shrine of Lord Bherunath, a local god worshipped by the craftspeople, was made in this aala. A layer of soot had accumulated on the wall surface due to the lamps lit every day, while offering prayers.


  • Title: Aala (Wall niche)
  • Location: Rewari, Rewari, Haryana
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Rishav Jain, Ben Cartwright and Radha Devpura
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Earth, Stone
  • Stone Craft Technique: Dressing
  • Region: Ahirwal
  • Earth Craft Technique: Brick Masonry, Painting

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