A riyhal is foldable and can be easily moved for use in different spaces of a house. A typical riyhal like this one is made from a single piece of wood. The folding mechanism at the centre was made using intricate wood carving techniques.


  • Title: Riyhal (Book stand)
  • Location: Chakeri, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • 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: Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Carving
  • Region: Mewat - Brij

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