The platform on which the water pitchers are placed is often sloped to direct the excess water to spill over through a spout. This paniyara located at the entrance of a traditional house in Banswara had a hole made through to the external wall where the spout was built. The excess water would drain out through the hole and spill outside.


  • 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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