While most takhat are square in shape, this one was rectangular. It was placed under a tree in a public square of the village. People used this space and furniture for afternoon siestas or social exchanges.


  • Title: Takhat (Bench)
  • Location: Abhaneri, Dausa, 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: Dhundhar
  • Metal Craft Technique: Bending, Fittings

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