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