This kothi was made by the women of the house in the courtyard under a thatched roof space. Grains like makka (maize), ghehu (wheat), bajra (millet) were stored in it. There were shelves inside it that were used to store food items like ghee and nuts. The wooden logs on either side of the door, used as structural members, were intentionally left extruded to hang containers.


  • Title: Kothi (Granary)
  • Location: Dhoj, 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: Admixture (mud, husk & dung), Lime, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Region: Mewat
  • Lime Craft Technique: Plastering
  • Admixture Craft Technique: Slab building

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