Because kothlio are built into house structures, it is rare to find them in collections. However, this example comes from a collection of kothlio belonging to a gentleman collector. This example was made using a combination of mud and papier mache, thereby making it unique compared to those we recorded in use.


  • Title: Kothlio (Larder)
  • Location: Barmer, Barmer, 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), Glass (Mirror), Metal, Papier mache, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Painting
  • Region: Marwar
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings
  • Admixture Craft Technique: Slab building

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