Distinctive Indian Furniture Styles

Aathirai 3 years ago

It is hard to believe that the furniture is not a part of Indian tradition. Seriously, Indians used floors for sitting, eating and sleeping. They felt the sitting position while eating and sleeping on the floor is healthier than using furniture. Early European visitors introduced the furniture to Indians. Here is the list of beautifully evolved Indian furniture styles.

1. Bengali style wardrobe

A Bengali style wardrobe can be called as the most elegant piece of art. Being crafted extremely artistic and made of high-grade dark wood (black or brown colored), add more accent to the interior of the traditional Indian house. This wardrobe is wall mounted till the ceiling of the house. It gives space for the clothes of the entire family.

2. Low dining table

As mentioned above Indians prefer to sit down while eating. They believe this pranayama posture helps in digestion.  The low dining tables are popular in the northern states of India which supports their sitting posture as well as provides comfort. These type of tables are famous in Japan and also called Japanese style furniture.

3. Puja room with bells

One cannot skip the pooja cabinets while talking about Indian style furniture. The doors of this cabinet involve intricate wood carvings or decorated with a number of small bells. These bells tend to make sounds whenever the door is opened or closed creating a temple aesthetic.

4. Armchair

One cannot skip the pooja cabinets while talking about Indian style furniture. The doors of this cabinet involve intricate wood carvings or decorated with a number of small bells. These bells tend to make sounds whenever the door is opened or closed creating a temple aesthetic.

5. Hand-woven chairs

The structure of the chair is made of wood, while the seating part and the backrest is woven with traditional Indian weaving materials that include straw, fabrics and other materials.

Find some of these beautiful pieces of furniture here.


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