This phatti was used at a residence in Amritsar as a seat for household chores. A wooden stick with the red dori tied around it was placed on the phatti when it was used for rituals and ceremonies. This simple makeshift arrangement lends a sense of sacredness to the otherwise everyday low seat.


  • Title: Phatti (Low seat)
  • Location: Ratan Khurd, Amritsar, Punjab
  • Type: Aasan (Seating)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • 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
  • Region: Majha
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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