Takhat | Bench


Category: Aasan
Location: Bassai, Mahendragarh, Haryana
Cultural region: Ahirwal
Materials: Metal (Iron), Wood
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Painting, Turning
Metal craft technique: Beating, Fittings
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This takhat, made of teak wood, was kept at the end of a corridor in a residence. It was commissioned around ten years ago on the occasion of a marriage in the family. As part of the wedding rituals in Haryana, hand imprints of the bride and groom are made on the wall, which can be seen in this example.

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