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
In the walled city of Bikaner, paata are used only by the male members of the community (mostly above 40 years). When a paata is used in street plays, the female characters are played by men who dress up as women. It is said that this is mainly because women are not allowed to use the paata.