Vernacular Furniture
of Gujarat

Catalogue of Vernacular Furniture: Gujarat

Catalogue of Vernacular Furniture: Gujarat Cover
Mitraja Bais
Jay Thakkar
Samrudha Dixit
Ben Cartwright
Mansi S Rao

From a humble machi (low stool) to a robust pataara (chest), a wide array of vernacular furniture and objects have adorned the traditional houses of Gujarat for centuries. The furniture and objects in this catalogue, whether highly ornate or purely functional, play an important role in the lifestyles and material culture of Gujarat’s population. Vernacular Furniture of Gujarat: Catalogue features over 400 pieces of vernacular furniture and objects from Gujarat. These pieces have been shortlisted from nearly 1200 examples of furniture and objects recorded across the state. The catalogue is an outcome of extensive fieldwork, research and documentation carried out for the international collaborative research project titled Vernacular Furniture of North-West India.


Authors: Mitraja Bais, Jay Thakkar, Samrudha Dixit, Ben Cartwright, Mansi S. Rao
Publisher: CEPT University Press
ISBN: 978-93-83184-38-5
Number of pages: 474
Language: English