Pidha | Stool


Category: Aasan
Location: Udaipur, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Mewar
Materials: Cotton (Strap), Metal (Silver), Textile, Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Metal craft technique: Cladding
Textile craft technique: Embroidery
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This silver-clad pidha is part of a set of four that is displayed in the City Palace of Udaipur where a royal wedding scene has been recreated. A cushion covered with brocade silk is fitted onto the newar (cotton strap) webbing, over which another embroidered silk fabric is covered.

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