Damachiya | Mattress bench


Category: Manjush
Location: Malpura, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Mewar
Materials: Wood
Wood craft technique: Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Stored off the ground on a damachiya, the mattresses are better protected from dirt, insects and the damp. This also frees up floor space beneath, for storing other items, such as the chakki that can be seen in this example.

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