This larder was called a kotho and was the only one of its kind recorded during the survey. A simple cuboidal structure was built using a mixture of mud, hay and dung. It had a lock on it since the lady used it to store valuables in it, as well as perishable food items.


  • Title: Kotho (Larder)
  • Location: Dhanau, 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), Earth (Mud), Metal, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Region: Marwar
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings
  • Earth Craft Technique: Lipan kaam
  • Admixture Craft Technique: Slab building

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