The ceremonial use of a patada is not limited to wedding rituals, and it is also used during festivals like Navratri and Diwali as a surface to place prints and idols of deities for worship. Before placing these, it is cleaned with water, and covered with a red, yellow, or orange cloth.


  • Title: Patada (Low seat)
  • Location: Dewarhu, Sonipat, 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: Joinery
  • Region: Khadar

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