The legs and frame of this takhtposh were made using metal while the seat was made by nailing planks of wood onto the frame. A number of such benches were arranged together to form a large platform along the shops on a street in Malerkotla town. These were used by men to sit, play cards and socialize.


  • Title: Takhtposh (Bench)
  • Location: Malerkotla, Sangrur, Punjab
  • Type: Aasan (Seating)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • 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, Painting
  • Region: Malwa
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Fittings, Painting, Riveting

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