A pida chair

Unknown maker

  • Date: Circa 1900
  • Dimensions: H. 76 cm, W. 54.5 cm, D. 68 cm
  • Medium: Wood and jute
  • Region: India, Rajasthan
  • Museum number: SCU.01044

The low chair is constructed with a woven jute seat on a wide seat frame set upon turned, flared front legs and square back legs. The elaborately carved chair back has a pair of birds flanking an upper register with a centered floral medallion surrounded by leafing and flowering vines above turned baluster columns. The lower register displays a swastik infilled with openwork floral motifs between two rectangular floral panels. The wood joins are reinforced with iron brackets.

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