A gaadi (mattress) is often placed on the top surface of a takhat to make sitting on it comfortable. This takhat is used by the priest in the Raghunath Temple in Mandawa. It is paired with two masnad (cushions) covered in brocade.


  • Title: Takhat (Bench)
  • Location: Mandawa, Jhunjhunu, 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, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning, Painting
  • Region: Shekhawati
  • Metal Craft Technique: Bending, Fittings

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