This takhat kept outside the baithak (a semi-private space at the entrance of a house, used to entertain guests) in Panchnota village, was used by the guests and passersby to sit. It was placed adjacent to a water pitcher storage, from where people could have a glass of water as soon as they arrived. The takhat was believed to be around fifty years old.


  • Title: Takhat (Bench)
  • Location: Panchnota, Mahendragarh, Haryana
  • Type: Aasan (Seating)
  • 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: Metal (Iron), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Ahirwal
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Bending, Fittings, Riveting

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