Phatti | Low seat


Category: Aasan
Location: Ratan Khurd, Amritsar, Punjab
Cultural region: Majha
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This phatti was used at a residence in Amritsar as a seat for household chores. A wooden stick with the red dori tied around it was placed on the phatti when it was used for rituals and ceremonies. This simple makeshift arrangement lends a sense of sacredness to the otherwise everyday low seat.

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