Pidha | Stool


Category: Aasan
Location: Fatehgarh, Hanumangarh, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Shekhawati
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

In Hanumangarh, the webbing of a pidha is woven similar to that of a khaat (charpoy). Of the four sides of the frame, one side has a gap in which longitudinal ropes are tied, which are used to tension the webbing when the ropes begin to sag.

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