Athai is a stone bench that is often found outdoors. This athai was built using locally available stone in Karauli in the front yard of a house. The residents and people from surrounding houses used this as a gathering place in the evenings.


  • Title: Athai (Bench)
  • Location: Marmada, Karauli, 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: Stone
  • Stone Craft Technique: Dressing, Masonry
  • Region: Mewat - Brij

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