An aali is a wall niche which is smaller in size than aala. These aali were built on walls inside and outside of a bedroom in the house. A metal khuti (wall peg) was fixed on each side of both the aali to hang clothes.


  • Title: Aali (Wall niche)
  • Location: Baded, Nuh, 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
  • Region: Mewat
  • Earth Craft Technique: Brick Masonry, Painting

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