Takht | Bench
Location: Chitti, Gurdaspur, Punjab
Cultural region: Majha
Materials: Metal (Iron), Wood
Metal craft technique: Beating, Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A takht is used in a gurdwara to either seat people or as a surface to keep food items being served in the langar which is a system of distributing free food in the form of prasad (an offering of food, first made to a deity or saint, then distributed to devotees). Such takht are usually simple with minimal ornamentation.