This paindi was built into the brick wall of a blacksmith’s workshop. A stone slab was fixed at the base to create a surface for keeping water pots. An earthen pot filled with drinking water was placed in the paindi. It was held upright with the help of three pieces of broken bricks forming a support for the pot.


  • Title: Paindi (Water pitcher storage)
  • Location: Salhawas, Jhajjar, Haryana
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Rishav Jain, Ben Cartwright and Radha Devpura
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Earth, Stone
  • Stone Craft Technique: Dressing
  • Region: Khadar
  • Earth Craft Technique: Brick masonry

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