Takhtposh placed under the shade of trees are a common sight in the fields of Punjab. These are used by farmers to rest in the afternoons after working on the farm. Such takhtposh are usually with no ornamentation and are constructed using simple techniques.


  • Title: Takhtposh (Bench)
  • Location: Dhanaula, Barnala, Punjab
  • Type: Aasan (Seating)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • 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
  • Region: Malwa
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Fittings

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