Pidda is used on occasions like muh dikhai, a ceremony to introduce a newly married woman to her husband’s extended family, on the first day after the wedding. The woman is made to sit on the pidda. Folk songs are sung and sweets are offered to welcome her into the family.


  • Title: Pidda (Stool)
  • Location: Jatola, Gurugram, 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: Cotton (Rope), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Mewat
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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