This kothlio was recorded in an abandoned dhani (house) in Maroodi village. Since this larder was an integral component of the built structure, it was left behind when the family moved into a new house. Such larders and mud granaries were often the last items of furniture left standing in empty houses.


  • Title: Kothlio (Larder)
  • Location: Maroodi, 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: Earth (Mud), Metal, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery
  • Region: Marwar
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings
  • Earth Craft Technique: Slab building, Mud-relief work, Lipan kaam

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