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 specifically used as outdoor benches in the walled city of Bikaner where they are located in a chowk (plaza or crossroads), guwad (streets), or mohalla (neighbourhood). They are also used in the entrance lobbies of havelis for visitors to sit on.