Dyut is an in-built storage element, specifically used for placing lamps on it. In traditional and vernacular houses that were built at a time when electricity was less common, this was an important architectural element. This dyut was carved out of wood and fitted into the wall.


  • Title: Dyut (Lamp holder)
  • Location: Sanipur, Fatehgarh Sahib, 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: Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Painting
  • Region: Malwa

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