While the previous example was intended for visitors, the water pitcher storage for the family in the same haveli was in the form of this room called parinda. Organised around the courtyard space, it was used to store a number of water pots for the use of the large family who lived together. The water pots would be distributed across the many spaces in the haveli as and when required.


  • Title: Parinda (Water pitcher storage)
  • Location: Bhankhri, Mahendragarh, 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: Ahirwal
  • Earth Craft Technique: Brick masonry, Painting

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