One of the niches in this beel was used as a shrine space with a few idols, images of gods and goddesses, and lamps. A red sacred thread was tied around the vertical members of this particular niche. There were representations of gods and religious symbols painted on the wall around the beel.


  • Title: Beel (Shelf)
  • 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: Earth (Mud), Glass (Mirror), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Region: Marwar
  • Earth Craft Technique: Mud relief work,Plastering, Painting

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