Takhat | Bench
Location: Ajmer, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Merwara
Materials: Metal (Iron), Wood
Metal craft technique: Bending, Fittings, Riveting
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Painting, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This takhat was at the entrance porch of a haveli. It was used by the family’s munim (accountant) to sit on to collect revenue from the villagers. The takhat had sixteen turned wooden legs, braced to the horizontal members using metal rods.