In Haryana, paata is mostly used by women while cooking food on a chulha (hearth) or washing utensils and clothes. Women sit on it, resting both feet on the ground with knees upright, while carrying out these activities. These two paata were recorded in the kitchen of the same residence.


  • Title: Paata (Low seat)
  • Location: Panchnota, Mahendragarh, Haryana
  • Type: Aasan (Seating)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Rishav Jain, Ben Cartwright and Radha Devpura
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery
  • Region: Ahirwal

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