Pidha | Low chair
Location: Khurshedpur, Ludhiana, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Textile, Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This pidha was made using turned wooden legs. This type of bulbous turning is a distinctive feature of pidha in Punjab. The backrest was fixed to the hind legs and fastened using a metal bracing. Bangles had been put through one of the posts that forms the backrest as an auspicious sign.