Pidhi | Stool
Location: Jalandhar, Jalandhar, Punjab
Cultural region: Doaba
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
The cotton ropes used in the webbing of pidhi are often made using threads from cotton spun on a charkha (spinning wheel) by the women in the house. Often only the legs and frame are bought from the local market and the webbing is woven at home or by a specialised craftsperson.