In public spaces like chaupal, takhat are used by men to rest, sit on, and play traditional board games or a game of cards. A number of takhat along with other items of vernacular furniture like charpoys and mudha (stool) are arranged in the chaupal for large groups of men to use.


  • Title: Takhat (Bench)
  • Location: Malab, Nuh, 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, Turning
  • Region: Mewat
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Bending

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