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The legs of this pidha were made using turned wood and finished by lacquering. The hind legs were extended to form the posts holding the backrest. The backrest was fixed to the posts using tongue and groove joinery. The seat of the low chair was woven using dyed cotton ropes.

Details

  • Title: Pidha (Low chair)
  • Location: Gogoani, Firozpur, 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: Cotton (Rope), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Turning, Lacquering, Joinery
  • Region: Malwa
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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