Bankdo | Bench
Location: Chota Doongra, Banswara, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Vagad
Materials: Metal (Iron), Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A bankdo is a bench that derives its name from the Portugese term, ‘banco’. This type of furniture is common in Gujarat, where there was predominant Portugese influence. In Rajasthan, bankdo are found in the houses of Vagad region that that borders the state of Gujarat.