Pidhi like the featured one, with the webbing woven entirely across the frame, are meant for use in marriage rituals and religious ceremonies. Whereas, a pidhi with webbing that covers only a portion of the surface is used for everyday household chores.


  • Title: Pidhi (Stool)
  • Location: Ludhiana, Ludhiana, 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: Carving, Joinery
  • Region: Malwa
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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