Paata | Bench
Location: Bikaner, Bikaner, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Marwar
Materials: Metal (Iron), Wood
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Painting, Turning
Metal craft technique: Bending, Fittings, Painting, Riveting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This paata, painted in a blue colour, was placed in the Damani Chowk, a square in the walled city of Bikaner. The top surface and the edges have worn out with use, exposing the wooden joints. Mortise and tenon joinery, locally called sal chur, is common in the construction of a paata.