Charpai | Charpoy

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Category: Manch
Location: Barwa, Bhiwani, Haryana
Cultural region: Bagad
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Textile, Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A charpai as its name suggests is a charpoy. Charpai literally translates to ‘four legs’, char means four and pai means leg. It is the most common vernacular furniture used for sleeping across Haryana. This charpai, placed in the courtyard of a residence, was primarily used for sleeping at nights. Sometimes, during the day, it was used by the women to sit and cut vegetables.

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