\nFurniture is so hard to photograph!!\nAnd this piece was not even meant to be furniture!\nIt was the seat on a bullock cart. Not an ordinary seat for you and me. But a seat for a bullock cart from a temple.\nAm guessing it was used in ceremonial procession \u2013 which are common in the villages of Maharashtra & around.\nThe wood is heavier than a much larger ironwood chair! What wood is it?\nA glass top has been added to convert it into a coffee table and feet have been added to make it stable.\n\n\nThe following photo shows a brass plate with the name carved in and it mentions \u201cdevool\u201d meaning temple in Marathi.\n\n\u00a0\n\nIf only these pieces could speak and tell us the stories of their lives! Then we would learn how life changed and from having the honor of serving the gods, this beautiful piece came to be spot around which us mortals gather together for coffee\u2026\n\u00a0\njm\nJan 2017\n\nThe post A Seat for the Gods\u00a0 appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.