The cultural reverence towards water in the region is often extended towards the paniyara as well. People would place prints of deities or photographs of deceased ancestors on the taan (shelf) in the paniyara; both of which would be worshipped along with the paniyara.


  • Title: Paniyara (Water pitcher storage)
  • Location: Chota Doongra, Banswara, 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: Stone
  • Stone Craft Technique: Carving, Dressing, Masonry, Painting
  • Region: Vagad

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