This set of padola were made using an admixture of mud from the local pond bed, husk and dung, and was plastered with lime. These padola have a curved base and a tapering cylindrical body. Originally, they had round wooden lids covering their respective openings.


  • Title: Padola (Granary)
  • Location: Mahta, Bathinda, Punjab
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Admixture (mud, husk & dung), Lime
  • Region: Malwa
  • Lime Craft Technique: Plastering
  • Admixture Craft Technique: Slab building

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