Divassi is an ornamented lamp holder built into the walls of traditional and vernacular houses in Haryana. It was used to place earthen lamps to light up the space. This divassi, made of wood and carved in the shape of a lotus, was built inside a room next to the door.


  • Title: Divassi (Lamp holder)
  • 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: Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving
  • Region: Khadar

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more

Flash this QR Code to get the app
Google apps