These two kothlio are the only examples of their size. Both are made of papier mache and mud with geometric patterns impressed on the surface along with mirror embellishments. They each have an opening at the top that can be covered using a hipped lid. It is speculated that small larders like these could have been used for storing food while travelling.


  • Title: Kothlio (Larder)
  • Location: The South Asia Collection, from Rajasthan
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
  • Rights: South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Earth (Mud), Glass (Mirror)
  • Earth Craft Technique: Mirror, Lipan kaam, Relief Work, Slab building, Mud-relief work

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