The Poddar Haveli in Nawalgarh is now a house museum where furniture and objects are displayed to depict the vernacular lifestyle in the haveli while it was in use. The baithak had an arrangement of mattresses covered with bandhni (a type of tie-dye craft technique) along with a hookah (smoking pipe) on display.


  • Title: Baithak (Floor seat)
  • Location: Nawalgarh, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
  • Type: Aasan (Seating)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Textile
  • Region: Shekhawati

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