Dhorni | Swing bed


Category: Manch
Location: Ghoba, Amreli, Gujarat
Cultural region: Saurashtra
Materials: Metal (Brass, Iron), Wood
Metal craft technique: Casting, Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A dhorni is a swing bed. Like other forms of charpoy, it is made from turned wood and lacquered supports and has a webbed surface. Dhorni are suspended from the ceiling using decorative brass chains like the ones in hindolo.

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