Pidhi | Stool


Category: Aasan
Location: Ludhiana, Ludhiana, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Lacquering, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

If a pidhi and phatti (low seat) are the only seating furniture in a house, the pidhi is usually offered to the guest whereas the host sits on a phatti. This is considered a sign of respect due to the social perceptions of hierarchy that are associated with the heights of different seating furniture.

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