Paata | Bench
Location: Bikaner, Bikaner, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Marwar
Materials: Metal, Wood
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Painting, Turning
Metal craft technique: Bending, Fittings, Painting, Riveting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This is the only paata with a chhatri (canopy) recorded during this research. Originally made from sheesham wood, the chhatri was recently restored in metal. The paata is believed to be 100 years old and belonged to the Damani family who were the associates of the royal court in the past.