Takhtposh | Bench
Location: Dhanaula, Barnala, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Beating, Fittings
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Takhtposh are found in courtyards of houses placed along with charpoys. As a token of respect, takhtposh is offered as a seat to the guests while the hosts sit on the charpoy. This sense of respect is indicated through the perceptions of material hierarchy; one where wood is considered respectable compared to the webbed surface of a charpoy.