A takhat is a bench found in residential, public, religious or commercial spaces. It is a common piece of furniture across the north-western states of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Punjab including Haryana. This takhat was kept in a private room of a haveli in Barwa village of Bhiwani.


  • Title: Takhat (Bench)
  • Location: Barwa, Bhiwani, 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: Carving, Engraving, Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Bagad
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings, Riveting

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