Pidha | Low chair


Category: Aasan
Location: Nawalgarh, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Shekhawati
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Metal, Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Metal craft technique: Bending, Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

In Rajasthan, one of the most popular contexts for the use of vernacular furniture is in havelis adapted into heritage hotels. One such haveli in Nawalgarh had this arrangement of pidha clustered around a chowki (low surface) in the lobby area.

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