Takhat | Bench


Category: Aasan
Location: Chhara, Jhajjar, Haryana
Cultural region: Khadar
Materials: Metal (Iron), Wood
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending, Fittings
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This six-legged takhat was used in a chaupal, a public space used by men for leisure activities, council meetings, and community gatherings. It could seat around eight to ten men at a time. Metal rods were placed closely between the wooden frames and seat to form side rails to be used as a backrest. Such takhat with backrest were only recorded at chaupal in Haryana.

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