Takhtposh | Bench
Location: Thaththi, Tarn Taran, Punjab
Cultural region: Majha
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This unusually large takhtposh with ten legs was found in a sheltered space adjacent to a gurdwara. It was built in-situ using deodar wood. A wall was constructed at the far end to ensure that the takhtposh could not be removed from this location. Large groups of men from the village would sit on this to play cards and discuss the current issues.