This paata was located in Dhadho ka Chowk and was made in the memory of a person named Sunderlal Moolchand Parikh, which is painted on the paata. The khuniyu (corner metal bracing) are embossed and painted with floral motifs. Apart from being used by the passersby, it was used during the celebrations of the Gangaur festival.


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

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