Dhichaniya (plural) are knee supports or knee props used when sitting cross-legged. A dhichaniyu eases the holding of this sitting posture for a longer duration. This dhichaniyu is made of brass with pierced detailing.


  • Title: Dhichaniyu (Knee prop)
  • Location: Surat, Surat, Gujarat
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mitraja Bais, Jay Thakkar, Samrudha Dixit, Ben Cartwright and Mansi S Rao
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Metal
  • Region: South Gujarat
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Bending, Piercing

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