Kokrajhar Museum

Kokrajhar Museum

 
 
Ritualistic Objects

stool

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Stool

Gambari Khamphlai (Pira)

Bodo

Wood

Max. Height: 16 cm, Max. Breadth: 24 cm, Max. Length: 47 cm

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A Khamphlai 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. This particular Gambari Khamphlai is used in traditional weddings of the Bodo community. Both bride and groom sit on the Khamphlai on their wedding day. The Gambari (Gamari or white teak, Gmelina arborea) tree is used for making this Khamphlai.