Kokrajhar Museum

Kokrajhar Museum

 
 
Household Objects

small stool

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Small stool

Khamphlai (Pira)

Bodo

Wood

Max. Height: 7 cm, Max. Breadth: 51 cm, Max. Length: 23 cm

Good

DMK 115/86

A pira is a short two-legged stool made of wood generally for sitting purpose. A flat piece of wood in square or rectangular shape is supported with two elongated wooden legs of short height on opposite sides to prepare a pira. They can vary in shape and size. A pira can be found in almost every household in rural Assam used for generations. People use them when guests visit their house, or while cooking in the kitchen, or washing utensils, or even during winters sitting by the fire. Moreover, these are essential during marriage ceremonies among the Bodos and other communities in Assam.