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This is the only paata with a chhatri (canopy) recorded during this research. Originally made from sheesham wood, the chhatri was recently restored in metal. The paata is believed to be 100 years old and belonged to the Damani family who were the associates of the royal court in the past.

Details

  • Title: Paata (Bench)
  • 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: Metal, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning, Painting
  • Region: Marwar
  • Metal Craft Technique: Bending, Fittings, Riveting, Painting

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