A stool like this is called a machi in the Vagad region. The legs and frame of this rudimentary machi are old. The original webbing made from cotton rope had worn out and the owners had replaced it recently using nylon rope.


  • Title: Machi (Stool)
  • Location: Chota Doongra, Banswara, 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: Nylon (Rope), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Region: Vagad
  • Nylon Rope Technique: Weaving

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