Water is considered sacred as a direct impact of the difficulty faced in collecting water from public water sources. The space where water is stored is worshipped as well. The name of Lord Ram was written on the wall of this paindi using relief work indicating the sacredness associated with the space.


  • Title: Paindi (Water pitcher storage)
  • Location: Jatola, 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: Earth, Stone
  • Stone Craft Technique: Dressing
  • Region: Mewat
  • Earth Craft Technique: Brick masonry, Mud relief Work, Painting

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