A baithak is an arrangement of mattresses and bolsters in the corner of the bedrooms in Shekhawati havelis. This is a private space used for relaxing, having conversations or for reading before going to bed.


  • Title: Baithak (Floor seat)
  • Location: Bagar, 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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