This pidha has turned wooden legs and an ornate backrest with geometrical fretwork. The top panel of the backrest has symmetrically carved floral designs. The webbing of the pidha was made with cotton ropes using weaving techniques similar to those in charpoys.


  • Title: Pidha (Low chair)
  • Location: Zira, Firozpur, 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: Cotton (Rope), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Turning, Lacquering, Joinery, Carving
  • Region: Malwa
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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