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Mercantile families place paata outside the havelis for people to sit on while they wait for business meetings with the owners. This paata is located outside a haveli in Banthia Chowk and the top surface was restored recently.

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  • 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, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Marwar
  • Metal Craft Technique: Bending, Fittings, Riveting

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