Takhat | Bench
Location: Loharu, Bhiwani, Haryana
Cultural region: Bagad
Materials: Metal (Iron), Wood
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending, Fittings, Riveting
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Across Haryana, takhat are made of rohida, kikar, saal or teak wood and metal. This particular takhat was made of saal wood and was placed in the verandah of a haveli that belonged to a merchant family. Metal handles were fixed along the longer sides of the horizontal frame, for lifting it easily, when needed.