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This takhat, made of teak wood, was kept at the end of a corridor in a residence. It was commissioned around ten years ago on the occasion of a marriage in the family. As part of the wedding rituals in Haryana, hand imprints of the bride and groom are made on the wall, which can be seen in this example.

Details

  • Title: Takhat (Bench)
  • Location: Bassai, Mahendragarh, Haryana
  • Type: Aasan (Seating)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Rishav Jain, Ben Cartwright and Radha Devpura
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Metal (Iron), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Painting, Turning
  • Region: Ahirwal
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Fittings

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