Indian Khats used for resting and sleeping is a common sight in India, especially in rural areas. It’s very difficult to find a house that doesn’t have a Khat. The cost of a medium size Khat is about 800 rupees.
A New Zealand-based company, Annabelle’s, is selling it for about 41000 rupees. “The lightweight bed, which could be carried on one’s head, even finds mention in Moroccan scholar Ibn Battuta’s travelogues, who was very impressed with its simple design”, writes The Better India.
It adds, “After designer Gucci’s kurta priced at Rs 2.5 lakh and Zara’s checked skirt, which was essentially the Indian lungi, one can only imagine what item of everyday use in India the foreigners may fancy next and package with a pretty marketing spin on it. We perhaps await another ‘turmeric latte’ phenomenon. Your guess is as good as ours.” The company has branded it as “One-of-a-kind” and “Original”.