Some kotha are decorated by painting religious or nature-inspired motifs using lime or gheru on a lime-based plaster that is applied on the surface. This kotha was no longer being used as a granary. The woman who had made it had adapted it to store her personal belongings.


  • Title: Kotha (Granary)
  • Location: Chak Ramnagar, Bharatpur, 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: Admixture (mud, hay & dung), Lime, Metal (Iron), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Region: Mewat - Brij
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings
  • Lime Craft Technique: Plastering
  • Admixture Craft Technique: Slab building

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