Pitha in Gujarati literally means back. Therefore, this furniture is often called pitha valo paatlo or paatlo with a back(rest). Symbolically, a pitha, like a paat, signifies the seat of the learned or a sovereign.


  • Title: Pitha (Low seat with backrest)
  • Location: Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Type: Aasan (Seating)
  • Contributor: Mitraja Bais, Jay Thakkar, Samrudha Dixit, Ben Cartwright and Mansi S Rao
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting, Turning
  • Region: Central Gujarat

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