While the niche of this penda was built using brick masonry, the surface on which the pots are placed was made of dressed stone. It was built in the courtyard from where it was accessible to everyone in the house. The water stored in the pots here was also used to serve the guests and visitors by members of the family.


  • Title: Penda (Water pitcher storage)
  • Location: Bassai, 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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