The webbing of pidhi, made using cotton ropes and used in everyday activities like cooking, gets stained or soiled easily. In order to protect the webbing, a piece of cloth is sewn to cover the seat. This fabric cover can be easily removed, washed, and sewn back again.


  • Title: Pidhi (Stool)
  • Location: Dhaula, Barnala, Punjab
  • Type: Aasan (Seating)
  • 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: Cotton (Rope), Textile, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Turning, Joinery
  • Region: Malwa
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

Additional Items

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more

Flash this QR Code to get the app


Google apps