Except for the Nardak region, a shelf is called a taand or tandi in all other regions of Haryana. This taand, built into the wall of a vernacular house in Dhoj village, was used to display crockery. A gold-coloured plastic sheet was cut into patterns and placed on the surface of the taand, both as a functional and decorative feature.


  • Title: Taand (Shelf)
  • Location: Dhoj, Faridabad, 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: Stone
  • Stone Craft Technique: Dressing
  • Region: Mewat

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