Pidha | Stool


Category: Aasan
Location: Dangawas, Nagaur, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Merwara
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Metal, Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Metal craft technique: Fittings, Riveting
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

The legs and the frame of this pidha are held together using metal strips that act as bracings. Unlike in any other stool recorded, the webbing was woven on a second frame fixed to the outer frame. This allowed the carving on the outer frame to not be covered with the ropes of the webbing.

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