This is a recent example of a pidha made from wood with inlay and cladding of animal bones on it. The seat is upholstered with a Sanganeri block printed fabric. The owner of a warehouse had commissioned this piece to showcase the skills of his team of craftspeople.


  • Title: Pidha (Low chair)
  • Location: Udaipur, Udaipur, 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: Bone, Textile, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Fretwork, Joinery, Turning
  • Textile Craft Technique: Upholstery
  • Region: Mewar
  • Bone Technique: Cladding, Inlay

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