Agriculture is a primary occupation in Punjab and many by-products of farming are used for making furniture and objects. One such example is this mudha made using dried straw as a raw material. Decorative patterns were created on its surface using cotton threads dyed in black, yellow, and red.


  • Title: Mudha (Floor seat)
  • Location: Bassi Gujjran, Rupnagar, 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), Grass (Straw)
  • Region: Malwa
  • Grass Craft Technique: Coiling, Joinery
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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