Aliya can be built in various shapes and sizes. Bigger in size than a typical wall niche, this aliya was used to store water pitchers made of stainless steel. The aliya was framed with traditional floral motifs painted around it.


  • Title: Aliya (Wall niche)
  • Location: Malpura, Udaipur, 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: Stone
  • Stone Craft Technique: Masonry, Painting
  • Region: Mewar

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