This aala, found in the living room of a residence, was highlighted by plastering it and the area around with lime. Prints of deities were placed in this aala after laying a plastic sheet on its surface. A chhajj (winnower) was hung from a khunti (wall peg) next to the aala.


  • Title: Aala (Wall niche)
  • Location: Murtazabad (Sadaugarhi), Palwal, 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, Lime
  • Region: Mewat
  • Lime Craft Technique: Plastering
  • Earth Craft Technique: Brick Masonry

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more


Google apps