Haara is a cylindrical earthen hearth used to heat milk or water. A pit was dug into the ground, into which this earthen haara was placed. Coal, which is the fuel for the hearth, would be placed at the bottom. The vessel containing milk or water would be placed inside for it to boil.


  • Title: Haara (Hearth)
  • Location: Dangarh, Barnala, Punjab
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Earth
  • Region: Malwa
  • Earth Craft Technique: Brick masonry

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