Pitha | Low seat with backrest

Details

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

The pitha was also a seat for ascetics, nobles and royals. The pitha used by the nobles and royals were commonly fitted with armrests, and were more ornate compared to those of the ascetics.

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