This almari had an arched top and was built in the stone wall of the kitchen in a haveli. It was used as a place of worship in the house. The top shelf was used as a shrine where prints of deities were placed. Items required for worship like camphor and vermillion were placed on the bottom shelf.


  • Title: Almari (Alcove)
  • Location: Salhawas, Jhajjar, 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: Khadar
  • Earth Craft Technique: Brick masonry, Painting

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