The featured aliya was built into a wall of a museum. The wall was plastered and painted to create textures similar to that of mud plaster. Decorative patterns were painted around the aliya using bright colours.


  • Title: Aliya (Wall niche)
  • Location: Khiala Kalan, Mansa, Punjab
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Earth
  • Region: Malwa
  • Earth Craft Technique: Brick, Cement, Paint

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