A water pitcher stand like this is called a ghadaunj or sometimes ghadvanji. Three water pots could be placed on this ghadaunj. Once the pots were filled with water, it was kept in the courtyard at the centre of a cluster of houses for everyone to use. This ghadaunj was made by the carpenter using excess unused wood leftover after making other furniture and objects.


  • Title: Ghadaunj (Water pitcher storage)
  • Location: Chhainsa, Faridabad, 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, Joinery
  • Region: Mewat

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