This aliya was another example being used as a shrine. Two bajot (low surfaces) were placed within the niche which were used to keep framed prints of deities. The edge of the aliya had a wooden frame and remnants of metal fittings which indicate that this aliya might have previously had a shutter to form an in-built cabinet.


  • Title: Aliya (Wall niche)
  • Location: Jalore, Jalore, 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: Lime, Stone
  • Stone Craft Technique: Dressing, Masonry
  • Region: Godwad
  • Lime Craft Technique: Plastering

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