The shutters of aada are designed according to the aesthetic sensibilities of the users and the craftspeople making them. This aada in a residence in Jaisalmer had a shutter with a grid design formed by the layering of wooden members joined using metal fittings. The design was similar to the chests made in the region.


  • Title: Aada (In-built cabinet)
  • Location: Roopsi, Jaisalmer, 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: Lime, Metal, Stone, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Stone Craft Technique: Dressing, Masonry
  • Region: Marwar
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings
  • Lime Craft Technique: Plastering

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