Damachiya | Mattress bench
Location: Udaipura, Dungarpur, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Vagad
Wood craft technique: Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A damachiya is a piece of furniture used to store away mattresses and quilts, by making a stack, when not in use. Damachiya were recorded mainly among the rural communities in southern Rajasthan. It is made of a horizontal wooden frame that rests on four trestle legs held together using simple joinery techniques.