Takhat | Bench
Location: Maham, Rohtak, Haryana
Cultural region: Khadar
Materials: Metal (Brass, Iron), Wood
Metal craft technique: Bending, Embossing, Fittings, Riveting
Wood craft technique: Carving, Fretwork, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Traditionally, takhat used in chaupal were made similar to this example. It had an elaborately carved side rail that served as a backrest when people sat facing each other. A space was provided on the front for men to climb onto the takhat. This was one of the few remaining examples, with unique fretwork, that was recorded during fieldwork in Haryana.