Khaat | Charpoy


Category: Manch
Location: Dhoj, Faridabad, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Grass (Bamboo), Textile, Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Grass craft technique: Joinery
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

The horizontal frame of a khaat is made up of two longitudinal members known as bahi and two transverse members known as seru. In the villages of Haryana, a thin cotton cloth is tied along the bahi of the khaat to make a rudimentary cradle for infants aged between three and eighteen months.

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