Paata | Bench
Location: Bikaner, Bikaner, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Marwar
Materials: Metal (Iron), Wood
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Metal craft technique: Bending, Fittings, Riveting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
While wood is the primary construction material of a paata, metal fittings are used to provide strength. Khuniyu is the metal bracing provided at the corners for additional strength to the wooden joinery. In this paata the khuniyu were connected using a continuous metal strip that is riveted on all four sides.