A metal latch is fitted to the doors of an almari to be able to lock it when valuables are stored inside. This almari had a latch but was not locked. It was built adjacent to a wall niche which was used as a worship place in the residence. The almari was used to store things used for worship like oil to light lamps, along with other items like plastic bags and unused clothes.


  • Title: Almari (In-built cabinet)
  • Location: Dehra, Panipat, 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, Metal (Iron), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting
  • Region: Khadar
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings, Painting
  • Earth Craft Technique: Brick Masonry

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