Paata | Bench
Location: Bikaner, Bikaner, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Marwar
Materials: Metal (Iron), Wood
Metal craft technique: Bending, Fittings, Riveting
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Painting, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Paata are mostly made in a square shape but differ in size. This paata measures 1.8 m x 2.4 m (length x breadth). It has four turned paaga (legs). The corners of the seat/surface are braced with metal fittings that are joined to the wood using forged metal rivets.