This taand was recorded in a gher (cattle shed) built as a separate space away from the house. It was used as a shrine where a print of a goddess along with a lamp and incense sticks were placed. It was a belief that the goddess would watch over the cattle and the men offered prayers and lit the lamp every morning as a gesture of gratitude.


  • Title: Taand (Shelf)
  • Location: Damdama, Gurugram, 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: Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Painting
  • Region: Mewat

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