Pitha | Low seat with backrest


Category: Aasan
Location: Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Cultural region: Central Gujarat
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Some pitha have a drop-down backrest which, when upright, is held in position with a metal hook. The backrest is dropped to either store the pitha or move the seat with ease.

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