Swings are known as hichko or hindolo in Gujarat. They are an integral part of Gujarati residences. Swings with back and armrests are a common sight throughout the state.


  • Title: Hichko (Swing)
  • Location: Devpar, Kutch, Gujarat
  • Type: Aasan (Seating)
  • 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: Earth (Ceramic), Wood, Metal (Brass, Iron)
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Fretwork, Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Kutch
  • Metal Craft Technique: Bending, Casting, Fittings
  • Earth Craft Technique: Tile work

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