While the primary use of a takhat is for a person to sit on, it is often also used to sleep on. A mattress and pillow can be seen on this takhat, they have been rolled up and placed in a corner. The mattress would be rolled out when the takhat is used for sleeping.


  • Title: Takhat (Bench)
  • Location: Chainpura, Baran, 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
  • Region: Hadoti
  • Metal Craft Technique: Bending, Fittings

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