For Pankaj Narain, Delhi-based designer whose work and research is focussed on “exploring the less known varieties of Indian wood”, the rich diversity of techniques in the country results in a rich furniture culture. He has partnered with regional craftspeople including the makers of Mysore’s lacquered wooden toys and eucalyptus-based lathe workers in Varanasi.
(Map curated by Pankaj Narain, furniture designer and NID graduate who runs The Beehive India, a Delhi-based design studio. Details: thebeehiveindia.com. The map is not an exhaustive list. If you know of other communities that can be added to the map, please mail to email@example.com.)