This almari was recorded in the workshop of a carpenter. The middle shelf was used as a shrine and the bottom one was used to store the carpenter’s tools. A radio placed on the top shelf played local music while the carpenter worked. A bandarwal which had Shubh Deepavali written on it was hung from nails at the top, indicating that it would have been put up during Diwali.


  • Title: Almari (Alcove)
  • Location: Sangrur, Sangrur, 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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