Ghodiyu | Cradle
Location: Kharwa, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Merwara
Materials: Textile, Wood
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A ghodiyu is a cradle made from wooden supports. Jholiya is a fabric that is tied to the cradle frame, to form a bed like a hammock for the infant to sleep in. Horseheads are common carvings on the top part of the supports and are considered auspicious.