Aliya are made using various techniques with different profiles, the most common being an arch. This aliya was constructed using brick masonry. The bricks forming the top of this aliya were carved to give it the desired form.


  • Title: Aliya (Wall niche)
  • Location: Dhanaula, Barnala, 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 masonry

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