A number of paata were arranged in a cluster at a dhaba (roadside restaurant). There were a few mausa (charpoys) and bankdo (benches) that were used for sitting. When the dhaba is open, thali (plates) are put on the paata for eating off. When the dhaba is closed, people use the paata for relaxing on or for siestas.


  • Title: Paata (Bench)
  • Location: Jodhpur, Jodhpur, 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, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning, Painting
  • Region: Marwar
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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