Sinhasan | Throne
Location: Sayla, Surendranagar, Gujarat
Cultural region: Saurashtra
Materials: Textile, Wood
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting, Turning
Textile craft technique: Upholstery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This upholstered settee is a sinhasan or throne seat at a darbargadh (royal palace). Sinhasan literally means ‘lionseat’. It is commonly decorated with lion figures as a symbol of power and strength.