The surface of this beel was painted with pink distemper paint that was also used on all the furniture items in the kitchen of this house. The surface was ornamented with mirror work. At the centre of the beel, an aada (in-built cabinet) was built and covered with a wooden door that could be locked, indicating its use to store valuables.


  • Title: Beel (Shelf)
  • Location: Roopsi, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Earth (Mud), Glass (Mirror), Metal, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Region: Marwar
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings
  • Earth Craft Technique: Mud relief work, Plastering, Painting

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