Small shelves are constructed inside the kotha at the junctions of its walls and roof. These shelves are used to keep valuables and money. Hence, the shutters of kotha are often found to have metal fittings like latches that allow it to be locked.


  • Title: Kotha (Granary)
  • Location: Chakeri, Sawai Madhopur, 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, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Region: Mewat - Brij
  • Lime Craft Technique: Painting, Plastering
  • Admixture Craft Technique: Slab building

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