While a throne was the main seating furniture of a king, a gaadi masnad (raised on a platform) was also a common seating arrangement. The textiles used on a floor seat for a royal would be made from silk and embroidered to indicate richness and opulence.


  • Title: Gaadi masnad (Floor seat)
  • Location: Bikaner, Bikaner, 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: Marwar

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