This carved wooden todhi, minimal in its ornamentation, was fixed to the column of a residence that was partially demolished. In older houses, such lamp holders were built into walls and columns all around the room, particularly on either side of the doors.


  • Title: Todhi (Lamp holder)
  • Location: Kandela, Jind, 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: Carving
  • Region: Khadar

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