This painted takhat was believed to be around eighty to ninety years old. The seat and legs were slightly worn out due to its long use in the chaupal. This takhat is used only on special occasions when it is brought outside the chaupal. It takes seven to eight people to lift it.


  • Title: Takhat (Bench)
  • Location: Karar Ibrahimpur, Sonipat, 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, Painting, Turning
  • Region: Khadar
  • Metal Craft Technique: Bending, Fittings, Painting, Riveting

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