This pidhi was commissioned recently by a family in Nawalgarh. The makers use different coloured ropes for the webbing to create patterns. The gundi (braided edges of the webbing) is a unique feature of vernacular furniture in Shekhawati among other regions of Rajasthan.


  • Title: Pidhi (Stool)
  • 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), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Shekhawati
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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