Khaat | Charpoy

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Category: Manch
Location: Udaipura, Dungarpur, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Vagad
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

When not in use, khaat are placed upright resting on the frame. This is done to make space to carry out other activities. In a house in Udaipura village, a pair of khaat and a khatli (charpoy of a smaller size) were placed on their sides in the porch, where the family slept during hot summer nights.

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