Takht | Bench


Category: Aasan
Location: Bhaloor, Moga, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending, Fittings, Painting
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This elaborately carved takht was used in a gurdwara to seat several people at a time. It had raised sides with carved panels depicting stories from Indian epics. The front surface of the horizontal wooden members (that form the frame) and the brackets (fixed between the horizontal members and the legs) were also similarly carved.

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