In Rajasthan, one of the most popular contexts for the use of vernacular furniture is in havelis adapted into heritage hotels. One such haveli in Nawalgarh had this arrangement of pidha clustered around a chowki (low surface) in the lobby area.


  • Title: Pidha (Low chair)
  • Location: Nawalgarh, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
  • Type: Aasan (Seating)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Cotton (Rope), Metal, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery
  • Region: Shekhawati
  • Metal Craft Technique: Bending, Fittings
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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