Alcoves made in the walls of the kitchen are used to store items used in cooking. The three shelves in this alcove were each used to store different items; the bottom shelf had oil and grains, the middle one had utensils and the top shelf had ingredients like salt, turmeric and other spices stored in containers.


  • Title: Almari (Alcove)
  • Location: Manakpur Sharif, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, 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, Stone
  • Stone Craft Technique: Masonry
  • Region: Malwa
  • Earth Craft Technique: Brick masonry

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