Unlike commonly recorded almari where shelves are built inside the niche to create an alcove, this alcove was created by building multiple wall niches one below the other, separated by stone slabs. Corners of the niches were plastered to create rounded edges.


  • Title: Almari (Alcove)
  • Location: Singar, Nuh, 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, Stone
  • Stone Craft Technique: Dressing
  • Region: Mewat
  • Earth Craft Technique: Brick masonry, Painting

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