Kursi is a chair with armrests and an upright backrest. These kursi, part of a private collection, had webbed backrests and seats woven using dyed cotton ropes. The turned wooden legs, armrests, and supporting members were painted using bright colours and fixed using mortise and tenon joinery.


  • Title: Kursi (Chair)
  • Location: Amritsar, Amritsar, 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: Cotton (Rope), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Painting, Turning
  • Region: Majha
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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