Takhtposh | Bench


Category: Aasan
Location: Malerkotla, Sangrur, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Beating, Fittings, Painting, Riveting
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

The legs and frame of this takhtposh were made using metal while the seat was made by nailing planks of wood onto the frame. A number of such benches were arranged together to form a large platform along the shops on a street in Malerkotla town. These were used by men to sit, play cards and socialize.

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