Takhtposh | Bench
Location: Pharwahi, Barnala, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Beating, Fittings
Wood craft technique: Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A takhtposh placed under a tree at a chowk (public square) in a residential neighbourhood of Barnala. In Punjab, this is a common sight where men gather to play cards, discuss current affairs, or use the bench for their afternoon nap.