This aali was built in the living room of the same residence as the previous example. It was originally used to keep earthen lamps to light up the room at night but is now used to keep teacups and boxes. The unique design of the crown was a feature of most aali in the residence.


  • Title: Aali (Wall niche)
  • Location: Luhinga Kalan, Nuh, 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, Lime
  • Region: Mewat
  • Lime Craft Technique: Plastering
  • Earth Craft Technique: Brick Masonry, Painting

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