Machi | Stool
Location: Bhad Ghed, Porbandar, Gujarat
Cultural region: Saurashtra
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A wooden stool with a webbed seat is known as a machi in Gujarat. Machio (plural) are usually made of turned wood supports, and their seat is woven using cotton ropes, which are wrapped around the frame.