Kokrajhar Museum

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Household Objects

earthen lamp

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Earthen Lamp

Saki

Most Communities in Assam

Terracotta

Broken

This is an oil lamp used to produce light constantly for a long period of time using oil as fuel. A textile or reed fiber is used as wick which drops down into the oil, and is lit at the end, burning the oil as it is drawn up the wick. The wick is dropped though the spout at the top of the lamp.