The takhat in this region are similar to the paata in terms of proportions and designs. The variation is in the local name of the furniture. This takhat was recorded in the fort at Kanvaliyas village, where it was placed on a raised plinth near the entrance. It was used by the caretakers to sit or sleep on.


  • Title: Takhat (Bench)
  • Location: Kanvaliyas, Bhilwara, 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: Metal (Iron), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Mewar
  • Metal Craft Technique: Bending, Fittings, Riveting

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