Diwan | Bed


Category: Manch
Location: Chota Doongra, Banswara, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Vagad
Materials: Glass, Metal, Paper, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Paper craft technique: Printing
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A diwan is a bed with a headrest used mainly for sleeping on but also sometimes for sitting. This diwan was placed on the front porch of a temple where it was used by the priest. The headrest had a print of a Hindu god encased behind a glass panel.

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