In Kutch, mud granaries are made by women, who meticulously decorate them with mud-relief and mirror work. The décor is similar to that done on the interior walls and other mud furniture within the vernacular dwellings.


  • Title: Kothi (Granary)
  • Location: Gandhi Nu Gam, Kutch, Gujarat
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Mitraja Bais, Jay Thakkar, Samrudha Dixit, Ben Cartwright and Mansi S Rao
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Admixture (mud, hay & dung), Earth (Mud), Lime
  • Region: Kutch
  • Lime Craft Technique: Plastering
  • Earth Craft Technique: Mud-relief work, Lipan kaam
  • Admixture Craft Technique: Slab building

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