Mudha | Chair
Location: Manethi, Rewari, Haryana
Cultural region: Ahirwal
Materials: Grass (Sarkanda)
Grass craft technique: Joinery, Weaving
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This mudha was recorded at a craftsperson’s workshop. The exposed ends of the sarkanda stalk used to make the body and backrest were covered with artificial leather. The circular frame at the bottom was covered with a used rubber tyre. Traditionally, both these were made using cotton or munjh ropes. The change in material is to enable easy replacement when it gets worn out.