Paata | Bench


Category: Aasan
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 customarily made using only sheesham (Indian rosewood) or rohida (tecomella) wood. This particular bench, believed to be 105 years old, was originally made with rohida wood. The top surface was recently restored using sagwan (teak) wood and was painted

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